Taxpayers for Christ

Taxpayers for Christ

by
Abby Zimet

Despite the pesky constitutional issue of separation of church and state, the tiny Oklahoma town of Wakita plans to open
the country's first all-Christian prison. A project of Corrections
Concepts Inc., a Dallas-based prison
ministry, it would have a "Christ-centered" curriculum and all
born-again staff. Town officials are all for it. Wakita taxpayers - are
there any Jews, Muslims, atheists or agnostics in Oklahoma? - have yet
to offer an opinon.

"It
is a bedrock principle in American life that religion should pay its
own way. No citizen should ever be taxed to pay for the religious
indoctrination of another." - Americans United for Separation of Church
and State, on a court ruling striking down a tax-funded fundamentalist program in an Iowa prison.

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