Jeff Goldblatt reports for Fox:
FOX News has learned that over the last 15 years, Trinity [United Church of Christ in Chicago] has received at least $15 million in grants from the federal government…
Records show this money supported a variety of outreach: everything from low income housing to nutritional programs for needy kids to money for HIV/AIDS education. [Rev. Jeremiah] Wright blames the government for intentionally infecting the African-American community with that deadly virus.
I’m sure that the church provides welfare as well as many secular organizations. That’s not the point. The point is that I would never voluntarily donate a cent to that church for any reason whatever, and I’m confident that many Americans share the opinion. Forcing people to fund a church against their wishes is a violation of their freedom of conscience and an intrusion of politics into religion and vice versa.