This bitch caught the news yesterday that The 5 to 4 Supremes spat out a few rulings on some shit.
The ruling that tax payers can't sue about Faith Based funding sort of made my afro throb.
Now catch thy knee before it jerketh! A bitch has no quarrel against most faith organizations. What troubles me is that our government is now in the business of defining and judging faith so it can fund faith.
Not only is that not the role of government...cough...but this bitch questions the wisdom of asking the same motherfuckers who can't find their ass with both hands to judge the worthiness of anything much less a full of faith program in search of my taxed and then seized money.
I can't be the only person to see that conditions are ripe for a hustle. And...well...I hate to go there, but...ummm...faith-based hustles for profit are as old as religion.
The fact is that it is hard as hell to attach real outcomes to some of these faith based initiatives. And the problem is that this bitch would like to see some motherfucking outcomes for the billions...BILLIONS...of dollars poured into the federal funding of faith.
The Federally Faithful are blessed (wink) to have proven programs like St. Patrick Center to fund. St. Pats gets funding and the Federally Faithful become positive by association.
But beyond the proven programs are the who the fuck are these people organizations and the okay but does that shit really work programs.
I see funding opportunity after funding opportunity for faith based organizations to take over the work that community organizations used to do.
Or to convert...to what exactly?
Ouch...there goes my afro again (wince)!
Anyhoo, it is clear that the Federally Faithful are making a statement that faith is where the money is. The hustle can't be far behind. Groups like The Heritage Foundation have already put together suggestions on how to redefine what a positive faith based outcome is.
Come now...obviously one can not determine faith based success the same way one would determine program-based success.
"Awww, come on Shark-fu." sayeth The 5 to 4 Supremes "Have a little faith!"
Is that faith in God or in government?
Mayhap the desired outcome is that the two become one...