This one beats them all. Churches continuously meddle in politics. They instigate the election of politicians with draconian policies. Now they are suing FEMA because it's following the law.
Churches don't want the government involved in their business and they don't pay taxes. Now they want a handout after Hurricane Harvey. They don't want the responsibility of contributing some of their vast financial accumulation to society but want society to take care of them. Don't they have a bigger power that would make them whole after a hurricane likely intensified by human action?
Redacted Tonight take on churches suing FEMA, a government agency
Redacted Tonight took on the churches suing FEMA. While it's amusing, it is very serious. Just like corporations get all kinds of preferential treatments at the expense of the masses, so do churches.
Reuters reported the suit as follows.
(Reuters) - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been sued by three Texas churches severely damaged in Hurricane Harvey, over what they called its policy of refusing to provide disaster relief to houses of worship because of their religious status. In a complaint filed on Monday in federal court in Houston, the churches said they would like to apply for aid but it would be “futile” because FEMA’s public assistance program “categorically” excludes their claims, violating their constitutional right to freely exercise their religion.
They said FEMA’s ban on providing relief where at least half a building’s space is used for religious purposes, a policy also enforced after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, contradicts a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision making it easier for religious groups to get public aid. ...
The Texas churches that sued are the Rockport First Assembly of God in Rockport, which lost its roof and steeple and suffered other structural damage, and the Harvest Family Church in Cypress and Hi-Way Tabernacle in Cleveland, which were flooded.
According to CBN News, Trump is backing the churches.
President Trump continues to confirm his verbal support for Christians, with his actions--this time, standing up for churches barred from relief funding after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas.
Trump tweeted Friday night:
The hypocrisy continues.
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