By: Diane Benjamin
Wednesday nights used to be off limits for school and government activities because many people attended church activities.
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
JOHN ADAMS, Signer of the Declaration of Independence; One of Two Signers of the Bill of Rights; Second President of the United States
Yesterday was not only a Wednesday, it was a Wednesday during Lent. Is my church the only one that holds services?
Obviously the City of Bloomington doesn’t care:
Economic Development Director Melissa Hon hosted an open house at City Hall Wednesday night.
The story has one problem:
Existing staffers like Hon were reassigned to work in economic development, using $200,000 in seed money saved from reducing subsidies to the Bloomington-Normal Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and BN Advantage.
That $200,000 saved is in the budget for the year starting May 1st. What money are they operating with until then? Does “seed money” mean they are giving your money away? The story doesn’t say.
The budget still hasn’t been passed!
Now we know why religion is immaterial in the eyes of some. They don’t accept bridles. (See John Adams statement)
Morals and religion are not two separate things. If morals aren’t based on religious principles people are free to define there own morals. Imagine the difference if everyone just believed: “Thou shalt not Kill” and “Thou shalt not Steal”.