Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Public money to be spent to support Christian project?

Here’s the story:

Winnipeg youth centre run by evangelical Christians wins federal, city funding - Winnipeg Free Press

What do you figure?

2 comments:

roverT said...

Since I live in winnipeg this has become quite a discussion over the last few weeks. Our young adults email list has been having a lively discussion on this matter. It is very interesting that this is drawing so much attention. In fact it seems to be generating a lot of positive press for this Christian organization. Mostly I am excited about this.

Personally I am not sure whether or not Christians organizations should get public funding or not. On the one hand I think...Christians are part of the public, and do good work for the public, should they not get a certain amount of public funding...on the other hand I wonder if it might be better for Christians to have to fund their own projects. It is better for the Christian in that the Government isn't living their faith for them, they have to do it themselves. It also makes sense for Christians in some way, because we would probably not support the government giving funds to an atheist organization that intends to debunk the claims of Christianity.

In the end I think we need to stop expecting the government to live our faith for us, we need to stop protesting and start living our faith. If the government decides to support that, that's excellent! If they don't...we still need to be faithful to do what we believe is right. Maybe Christians should just come together and let the money flow to YFC so that they don't need that government money.

jc said...

"Maybe Christians should just come together and let the money flow to YFC so that they don't need that government money."

I agree. I don't see how coercively taking peoples money is moral for any cause.