[ Wednesday, August 20, 2003 ]
I thought you might like this.
It's about the police dept. in Madison, Wisconsin. It seems they've decided to send some of their officers on a Buddhist retreat to help with stress.
But wait. Americans United for Separation of Church and State have objected. "Just as the city may not promote Christianity, Judaism or Islam, it may not advance Buddhism," Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United, says in a letter to the city. "Encouraging (officers) to go to a religious retreat doesn't pass constitutional muster."
"Religion plays many positive roles," says Lynn, who is an ordained minister. "But government is not supposed to be the preacher of religious values, whether Buddhist or fundamentalist Christian."
Is it just me, the cold coffee, or does this sound a little hypocritical??
What about all that crap about "faith based initiatives"??
Oh well, what do you expect from a "chick police" chief?
(What is the sound of one hand clapping?)
(slapping forehead with dominant hand..."D'oh!")
gonzoliberal [10:12 AM]