I agree again. Churches that take crosses out of the altar to get federal funding, or include abortion coverage in their employee health insurance just to get it are prime examples of the hypocracy. I think they should get no funding. They already get tax free donations don't they? Unless they can account that every dollar goes to charities for the community. But they should get money only from members ,not our tax money. I'm sure some churches use it for good. I volunteered to pack food for starving children in africa at a local church here in bath ohio. The people there were really nice and weren't pushy about religion at all. We did "pray" after we were done but we also watched a video of a 9 year old boy who weighed 56lbs. After 3 monthes of the packed meals he gained almost 30lbs. They said we packed enough food to feed 1000 people to eat for five months, and got it done in two hours... http://www.fmsc.org/page.aspx...<quoted text>
The problem is that there is a really big gang of folks in this country, mostly so-called "Christians", who don't abide by what you suggest in your second sentence, and feel it is their moral duty to act accordingly otherwise.
They are are really good charity with a great reputation. If you care about this sort of thing research them. Christian or not, anybody who likes doing volunteer work should check them out...