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 Post subject: Public Money Used to Indoctrinate Prisoners
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Public Money Used to Indoctrinate Prisoners

Dec 10, 2006

nytimes.com

Tax dollars are going toward an unlawful program of religious indoctrination in prisons, according to Iowa federal Judge Robert W. Pratt, who now finds himself fighting a battle against entrenched forces from evangelical ministries, prison corporations and the Bush administration.

But the only way an inmate could qualify for this kinder mutation of prison life was to enter an intensely religious rehabilitation program and satisfy the evangelical Christians running it that he was making acceptable spiritual progress. The program—which grew from a project started in 1997 at a Texas prison with the support of George W. Bush, who was governor at the time—says on its Web site that it seeks “to ‘cure’ prisoners by identifying sin as the root of their problems” and showing inmates “how God can heal them permanently, if they turn from their sinful past.”


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From the article (NYTimes):

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The ministry’s allies in court include the Bush administration, which argued that the repayment order could derail its efforts to draw more religious groups into taxpayer-financed programs.


Ok, am I the only one that sees the Bush argument as almost the clearest reason AGAINST letting this happen unpunished? Um, duh, religious groups SHOULDN'T participate in taxpayer financed programs.


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