The gov't can endorse religion, it can't force religion. You say, well if its tax payer dollars buying the bibles, then the gov't is endorsing the religion, true, but perfectly ok. Think of this.
A. If a gov't builds, or repairs a road that leads to a church, did they endorse the church? The church did benefit from the gov't funding that was used on the road. How is that different then buying bibles?
B. If a church uses the post office to send letters to people, is our post office, which is a gov't service endorsing them? You could say no, they are paying to send their own letters. The truth however is that the post office if funded by tax dollars, even if you pay for your stamp, you are really just paying a tax based on consumption. Not that terribly different then a sales tax.
Most people would think those above examples are perfectly fine. They really aren't any different. The road doesn't make anyone go to the church, but it might improve turnout nontheless. Handing out bibles doesn't make anyone a christian, or make them go to church either.
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[9/5/2006 12:00:00 AM]
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