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March 24, 2020

Marco Rubio Says Coronavirus Stimulus Legislation Will Provide Government Grants to Churches

Filed under: Bigotry, Economics, Fascism, Greed, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason, Religion — Scottie @ 14:11

Marco Rubio Says Coronavirus Stimulus Legislation Will Provide Government Grants to Churches

When Stemberger asked if there were any plans to provide assistance to churches during this crisis, Rubio stated that he had been tasked with drafting a package that would do precisely that.

“The package that I’ve been tasked with establishing,” Rubio said, “is open to nonprofits—basically churches and other nonprofit groups.”

“The gist of it,” he continued, “is the government is going to basically step forward and tell small businesses and not-for-profits, ‘Whatever your normal operating costs are—primarily rent, or lease, or the cost of real estate, and the cost of payroll that existed before this crisis [such as] what was it on March 1—whatever that is, we’re going to lend you four times that or give you four times that.’ And a year from now, you are going to show your books, and if you spent that money that you took out from this program through your bank for purposes of maintaining payroll and paying your overhead so your lights didn’t go out and that sort of thing, it is going to be forgiven.”

 

FLORIDA: Marco Rubio Promises Hate Group That GOP Virus Stimulus Package Includes Grants To Churches

FLORIDA: Marco Rubio Promises Hate Group That GOP Virus Stimulus Package Includes Grants To Churches

Kyle Mantyla reports at Right Wing Watch:

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida participated in an “urgent pastor briefing” last Thursday that was hosted by the Florida Family Policy Council, a religious right organization headed by anti-LGBTQ activist John Stemberger.

Rubio, who has long supported Stemberger and his organization, revealed during the call plans to use the coronavirus stimulus package that the Senate is drafting to provide grants to churches and other non-profit organizations in order to help them meet payroll and pay bills during the current economic crisis.

The Florida Family Policy Council is perhaps best known here for its tradition of flying anti-LGBT banners over Disney World during Gay Days. Stemberger, you may recall, once declared that he would die to prevent same-sex marriage from becoming legal. And yet, he lives.

7 Comments »

  1. Well, you know, “God” has to get “his” share too … I mean, what would happen if “he” didn’t have the funds to bless and heeeeal people?

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    Comment by Nan — March 24, 2020 @ 14:26

    • Hello Nan. These are the same people that claim food assistance to the poor and other government assistance programs are “socialist” yet they always have their hand out for others to pay for their worship activities and buildings. They would be furious if they were asked to pay for a club they don’t use or believe in, but they see no problem with demanding other non-members pay for their club. Hugs

      Liked by 2 people

      Comment by Scottie — March 24, 2020 @ 15:34

  2. I swear, they try to jam the Johnson Amendment into every freaking bill.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by TokyoSand — March 24, 2020 @ 16:30

    • Hello TokyoSand. Most of us did not realize how deep and strong the push religious groups were doing to get their fanatics into government / judicial positions with the goal of forcing their doctrines into laws. Now we have tRump basically giving them everything they want to make a theocracy. It is scary. Hugs

      Liked by 2 people

      Comment by Scottie — March 24, 2020 @ 17:02

  3. I’m not sure why anyone is surprised. America is one nation under God, the Christian God, same God who elects politicians in the name of family values. Kill me now!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Notes To Ponder — March 25, 2020 @ 05:22

    • Hello Notes To Ponder. You are so lucky to live in a more reasonable more progressive country rather than the backward moving banana republic the US has become. Hugs

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Scottie — March 25, 2020 @ 07:48


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