Tuesday, October 10, 2006

blurred lines: church/state articles in nytimes

this is the first article in the series about the eroding lines between church and state - and how it benefits some faith-based organizations across all denominations.

As Exemptions Grow, Religion Outweighs Regulation - New York Times

and this is the second article, about employee's rights while working for religious organizations.

(i'm in the middle of monstrous fundraising at National Non Profit, so this is about as analytical as i'll get this week.)

2 comments:

E.I. said...

The continual whining one hears from popular media-whore conservatives (Hannity, O'Reilly, Savage/Weiner) is little more than hot air, and these two articles just reinforce that reality. I've always found it funny when conservative commentators screech that Christians have it so bad in the U.S. Are Christians barred from legal marriage? No. Do courts challenge Christian parents seeking custody, just because they are Christian? No. Is any state trying to ban religion and/or churches from simply existing? Nope. Just like the false war on xmas, it's all hype, born with the intention to garner more followers & their money, and it helps when the Federal Government cares little for church/state separation.

ding said...

what struck me is that these articles do make us look at what that separation really looks like.

because there's separation of church/state shouldn't it follow that religious organizations follow different rules than the rest of us? we're separated!

but...when we start thinking about regulations that are in place to protect the public good, why are churches exempt from this? it makes no sense.