Reform Judaism Questions So-Called "Faith Based Initiatives"
A Reform [Jewish] movement leader told Congress that a bill to establish a
permanent White House office for faith-based initiatives would violate
Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the Religious Action Center for
Reform Judaism, blasted the Tools for Community Initiatives Act on
Tuesday, at a hearing of the House Government Reform Committee's
subcommittee on criminal justice, drug policy and human resources. "We
believe that direct government funding of houses of worship is
unconstitutional, bad public policy and bad for religion," Saperstein
said of the bill, according to prepared remarks.