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Moonies knee-deep in faith-based funds under Bush plan

President Bush has some new troops in his crusade to promote "healthy marriage" and teen celibacy with federal funds -- followers of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial Korean evangelist and self-proclaimed new world messiah.

At least four longtime operatives of Moon's Unification Church are on the federal payroll or getting government grants in the administration's Healthy Marriage Initiative and other "faith-based" programs.

Two of those Moon associates were in Oakland last week leading dozens of local pastors and social workers enrolled in a "Certified Marriage Education Training Seminar" at the Holiday Inn next to the Coliseum.

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RE: Moonies knee-deep in faith-based funds under Bush plan

I'm not a big fan of their church, but I do prefer the Washington Times over the Washington Post!

But there are hundreds of people using government grants for their own private causes. There's abuse everywhere. Doesn't make it right, though.

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At least we're funding all the religious wackos, not just some of them ;)
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Gotta have equal opportunity wack-o support.
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RE: Moonies knee-deep in faith-based funds under Bush plan

Strange bedfellows, to say the least... Didn't Mr. Moonie use to be Lucy's boss?

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