Along with Jim DeMint, Mike Huckabee is primarily concerned that the so-called “stimulus” package is “anti-religious.”
Andy Barr writes for Politico (via Paul Hsieh), “The former Republican presidential candidate pointed to a provision in both the House and Senate versions banning higher education funds in the bill from being used on a ‘school or department of divinity.'”
But declining to force people to fund religious institutions against their will is not “anti-religious,” and forcing them to do so would violate their religious freedom.
The problem with the “stimulus” bill is not that it is “anti-religious,” but that it massively violates rights through hundreds of billions of dollars of forced wealth transfers.