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County kicks in for Kateri celebration

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The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors has approved a grant of $750 to the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs, known as the Auriesville Shrine, to go toward the celebration in October of the canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha. It was one of 15 tourism grants approved at the board’s most recent meeting, on Feb. 28. Other grants went to the Strawberry Festival, the Riverlink Park Summer Series, the Renaissance Fair and other purely secular events ...

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jerryrock
March 11, 2012
1:32 a.m.

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Carl, thanks again for printing my story!
http://gskrocki.wordpress.com/2012/03/08...

Gerald J Skrocki

albright1
March 11, 2012
8:04 a.m.

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“To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical,” ....cuts both ways, does it not?

jerryrock
March 11, 2012
6:45 p.m.

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...Yes, religions should not be giving money to lobbying groups to support political candidates or trying to influence government policy.

EH3
March 12, 2012
6:39 a.m.

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same goes for those "super" churches pushing for the latest socially conservative candidate...

albright1
March 12, 2012
8:42 a.m.

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If you think the $750 Shrine grant in Montgomery County is bad....wait till you read todays Gazette article..."Saratoga Springs panel makes 15 grant choices"

albright1
March 12, 2012
8:53 a.m.

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Now if the government takes someone's tax money and gives it to Planned Parenthood, but that person is vehemently against everything that Planned Parenthood does, how does that stack up with Carl Strock's righteous quotation?...“To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves, is sinful and tyrannical,”

Or if the government gives the money to extreme left NPR or extreme left Corp. for Public Broadcasting...how does that stack up Carl?

Everybody has an ox to gore. That is why the government should be out of the business of taking our money and giving it to favored causes.

BJordan6
March 12, 2012
9:05 a.m.

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To give money to a religious organization to "help" them to celebrate a festival is wrong. If money is being handed out, can my church ask for money for our "Vacation Bible School", since it is a celebration for those who love Christ.
Religion and politics don't mix, and FYI, I do hope that Planned Parenthood isn't receiving money from the county.....if they are...let me know. :)

albright1
March 12, 2012
12:38 p.m.

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As far as Montgomery County providing funds to PP, I do not know, you might want to check. But they receive over $350 million per year from the Federal government.

albright1
March 12, 2012
1:34 p.m.

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JerryRock, maybe the constitution should say

"No believer in any religion may participate in government either directly or indirectly or engage in any communication with any government or its officials in any manner"

The Constitution of the United States was drafted for the most part to limit the powers of the government. It is not intended to limit the rights of citizens.

jerryrock
March 12, 2012
4:18 p.m.

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allbright1, maybe religious organizations should start paying their fair share of taxes before demanding representation.

robbump
March 14, 2012
1:56 p.m.

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"Or if the government gives the money to extreme left NPR"

NPR is the ONLY broadcaster I know if where I CONTINUE to hear the Presidents' weekly address AND the response for the opposing party. I don't here that at the "fair and balanced" outlets!

btw, PRESIDENTS' was intentionally plural-possessive; rep or dem presidents have continued to get equal billing on the "liberal" NPR.

albright1
March 14, 2012
6:19 p.m.

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Robbump,

In the words of Bob Garfield, co-host of NPR's "On The Media":

“If you were to somehow poll the political orientation of everybody in the NPR news organization and all of the member stations, you would find an overwhelmingly progressive, liberal crowd.”

robbump
March 18, 2012
12:35 p.m.

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And the folks at Fox are really fair and balanced too??

At least the REPORTING on NPR is close to level, regardless of the people. Like I pointed out, where else can I hear BOTH sides of the presidents' weekly addresses, REGARDLESS of his political affiliation? WHERE?

Kernan
March 19, 2012
5:03 p.m.

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Does any commentator know what the name "Kateri Tekakwitha"
means in English?

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