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Are the feds keeping the faith?
Aired 4/19/2001

President George W. Bush has touched off a firestorm of controversy with a plan to support social service programs run by religious groups. Critics on the left were quick to warn that this so-called Faith-Based Initiative blurs the line between church and state. But many on the right are also complaining, including Rev. Pat Robertson. They worry that the president's proposal will place the cold hand of government bureaucracy on vibrant religious belief and, further, fund some religions they find distasteful. Just what is Bush's plan? Can it work?
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  Michael Horowitz
    senior fellow and director of the Project for International Religious Liberty at the Hudson Institute
  Joseph Loconte
    William E. Simon Fellow on Religion and a Free Society at The Heritage Foundation and author of "Seducing the Samaritan: How Government Contracts are Reshaping Social Services"
  Wendy Kaminer
    affiliated scholar with the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies and author of "Sleeping with Extra-Terrestrials: The Rise of Irrationalism and Perils of Piety"

Originally Aired: 4/19/2001

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