In signing two executive orders designed to lower the barriers between religious institutions and the government funding of social services, President George W. Bush has set off a broad, and sometimes heated, debate about the proper relationship between church and state. Good. Both religiously motivated people and determined secularists need to think hard about what is at stake in direct government support for the undeniable good done...
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