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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