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Why would Midland, Texas use $50,000 taxpayer's money to pay for a Christian concert?
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vieraldi
Jul 18, 2011
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Ignore Separation of Church and State


stringer99
Jul 19, 2011
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Personally, I don't think that any government would intentionally go against the separation of church and state. I just think that they didn't think that anybody would challenge this pricey concert, with the estimated population of Midland being just over 250,000. Also, Midland is the home of George Bush, so who the hell knows what's going on there =P (sorry Republicans, you've had your good Presidents, but Mr. Bush was rather silly!)

 
stonewalljackson
Jul 29, 2011
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Seperation of church and state can not be found anywhere in the US constitution. Let Midland, Texas do what it wants.

 
aboraider
Sep 08, 2011
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Rebuttal to: libertas Show

I am also Christian. And I do agree that the Government can not and should not establish a national religion, but in this case the money is being used to provide entertainment to people. This is no different than a city using money to build a stadium. Secondly, in this case it is supporting a good cause. Whether you are christian or not, the church helps out the poor, hungry, homeless etc. so the money is going back into the community. Third, most of Texas is Christian, and the point of a democracy is to support the majority. Just because a few people aren't christian in this area, doesn't mean that the event can not be supported. Remember the purpose of a Democratic Republic is to do what is in the best interest of the majority of the community.

 
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Intentionally violate Separation of Church and State


libertas
Aug 01, 2011
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Actually, the separation of church and state IS in the constitution, it's the first amendment. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." This includes using public money to do the same. Being a devout Christian myself, I do not appreciate any anti-Christian behavior. However, "the separation of church and state" is in the constitution to protect all religions, from persecution...and from government favoritism

 


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