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Sep 9th, 2017 at 6:43am
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Suing For Federal aid? Huh

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Three churches sued FEMA in federal district court in Houston on Monday for aid that is regularly provided to nonprofit groups but not religious groups, Bloomberg News reports.

The religious organizations are Harvest Family Church, Hi-Way Tabernacle and Rockport First Assembly of God. They are represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

The churches are located in Cypress, Cleveland and Rockport, all Harvey's direct path, WND.com reports.

Hi-Way Tabernacle was used as a relief shelter for storm victims but cannot apply for FEMA aid to repair damage caused by three feet of flood waters.

"The churches are not seeking special treatment," Diana Verm, a Becket lawyer, said in court papers filed Monday, according to the reports. "They are seeking a fair shake.

"Hurricane Harvey didn't cherry-pick its victims," she told Bloomberg in a statement on Tuesday. "FEMA shouldn't cherry-pick who it helps."

Harvey dumped many inches of rain over several days in Texas, causing at least 60 deaths, widespread flooding and billions of dollars in damage.

According to the lawsuit, FEMA routinely uses and thanks houses of worship for providing shelter, meals, supplies and comfort to neighbors and communities during disasters.

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in a separate case involving Trinity Lutheran Church in Missouri earlier this year said the federal government cannot discriminate against a church, synagogue or mosque "simply because of its status as a place of religious teaching and worship."





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Re: Boy, Churches Have Changed?
Reply #1 - Sep 9th, 2017 at 7:22am
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What's the basis for not allowing the churches to receive the FEMA aid that other non-profit organizations receive for supplying the same aid?  It seems to me that the expenses would be the same, and funds of non-profits, including churches, usually are limited.
  
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crepe05 wrote on Sep 9th, 2017 at 7:22am:
What's the basis for not allowing the churches to receive the FEMA aid that other non-profit organizations receive for supplying the same aid?  It seems to me that the expenses would be the same, and funds of non-profits, including churches, usually are limited.



What about 'God's will'? Huh Shocked

I thought they do it in the name of God and only for God?

Is there also a difference between RELIGIOUS non- profit vs Non- profit?
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Reply #3 - Sep 9th, 2017 at 8:08am
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Well, in truth religious types have always thought that the separation of church and state was a one way street.

  
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Reply #4 - Sep 9th, 2017 at 8:52am
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Uncle Ichabod wrote on Sep 9th, 2017 at 8:08am:
Well, in truth religious types have always thought that the separation of church and state was a one way street.



Well, they're used to believe in things that are impossible.
  

Non sequitur:

The Wet Dreams of Mr Cousteau wrote on Mar 2nd, 2017 at 4:30am:
... that has less power than a hair dryer used by a eunuch.



Rabbit_Reborn wrote on Feb 5th, 2017 at 5:40pm:
...that makes me a moron.
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Reply #5 - Sep 9th, 2017 at 8:57am
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Luther wrote on Sep 9th, 2017 at 7:38am:
What about 'God's will'? Huh Shocked

I thought they do it in the name of God and only for God?

Is there also a difference between RELIGIOUS non- profit vs Non- profit?


Perhaps it's time for you to step inside of a church for a service or two to discover/rediscover what church is all about.  What do you think "they do" in the name of God and only for God?

What about God's will?  What do you mean by that?
  
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Reply #6 - Sep 9th, 2017 at 9:46am
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crepe05 wrote on Sep 9th, 2017 at 7:22am:
What's the basis for not allowing the churches to receive the FEMA aid that other non-profit organizations receive for supplying the same aid?  It seems to me that the expenses would be the same, and funds of non-profits, including churches, usually are limited.


Not important in the "real" world.
  

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God protected the Muslim churches and only took out the republican Christian churches. Hmmm Undecided
  

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Sounds like God is pissed that we call him god instead of allah
  

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Reply #9 - Sep 9th, 2017 at 5:14pm
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IF FEMA asked them to open up as shelters then FEMA should treat them the same as any other organization. however if they were just being good stewards of the flock & did this out of a belief that it was the godly thing to do then pass the plate & count those tithes.
  
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