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October 15, 2014

Christian fascism cost California taxpayers $2Million

by Ben Hoffman

ChristianFascismPrisoner-eIf there’s one thing conservatives are good at, it’s wasting taxpayer dollars. $4 trillion for the two wars. $24 billion for the government shutdown. Trillions more for wasteful defense spending.

Here’s another $2 million wasted.

A California atheist has won a settlement of nearly $2 million after being sent to jail on a parole violation for objections he made about participating in a faith-based rehab program.

Barry A. Hazle Jr., 46, served time for a conviction of methamphetamine possession in 2007. As a condition of his parole, he was enrolled in a drug treatment program where participants were required to acknowledge a “higher power,” according to the Sacramento Bee.

Hazle complained and asked for a different treatment program, but was told the only option in his area was the faith-based, Westcare 12-step program, according to the Record Searchlight.

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