Monday, March 14, 2005 - Bush working to fund 'armies of compassion' - Bush working to fund 'armies of compassion': "Bush working to fund 'armies of compassion'
Executive order used on behalf of faith-based groups
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - The city council of Janesville, Wis., said last year that it would approve federal funds for a Salvation Army housing project only if plans for Bible study there were abandoned.

In response, the Bush administration swung into action.
Federal housing officials informed the city that taxpayer dollars could be spent on the project for the homeless as long as religious services were voluntary. So the council awarded a $250,000 grant to the Salvation Army without stipulations.
President Bush recently seized on the city's reversal as evidence of his determination to give so-called faith-based groups a better shot at government funding."

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