House lawmakers sparred bitterly on Thursday over the Obama administration’s decision to deny a group of Catholic bishops a lucrative grant because they refused to refer sex trafficking victims to a full range of reproductive services. Republicans accused the administration of being overtly anti-Catholic and promoting abortion, while Democrats said the GOP had scheduled the hearing with the sole purpose of “smearing” President Obama.
The Department of Health and Human Services recently decided not to renew a $19 million, five-year contract with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to help sex trafficking victims because the group does not refer survivors to abortion or contraception services. The three groups who received the grant instead of the bishops — Tapestri of Atlanta, Heartland Human Care Services of Chicago and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants of Washington — all agreed to provide victims “the full range of reproductive services” recommended by the health department.
Not only should all religious organizations be denied government grants, many of them (such as the Catholic church) should be deemed terrorist organizations and dangerous religious cults. Why have our tax dollars and money that we borrow from other countries been used to fund these radical organizations that are hell bent on destroying our country? The belief in “god” and other supernatural beings is a mental disorder, and when you combine that with funny costumes, you’re just asking for trouble. If these crazy bastards get any government funding, it should be for is for psychological treatment.