Question Of The Month

March 10, 2001

President Bush has established a White House office to funnel public money to faith-based charities. Similarly, Mayor Martin O'Malley's "Baltimore Rising" initiative will use churches as publicly funded "faith partners" to combat youth violence.

Do such initiatives violate the Constitution's separation of church and state? Are faith-based groups better able to meet human needs than secular ones?

Do you support awarding public money to faith-based charities?

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