Taking on the role of a kind of twisted missionary program, the leftist political machine with Joe Biden currently at its head is now funneling money into spreading atheism and “humanism” all over the world.
The blatantly unconstitutional grant program, funded by U.S. taxpayers, has become the target of several House Republicans who are demanding answers about it from the Biden administration, FOX News is reporting.
Jim Banks of Indiana wrote a letter with 14 GOP colleagues to President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken about the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor’s (DRL) program that openly boosts atheism and “humanism.” They describe ” … a ‘competitive’ process that would award grants of up to $500,000 to organizations committed to the practice and spread of atheism and humanism, namely in South/Central Asia and in the Middle East/North Africa.”
The Republicans charged that atheism and “humanism” are both “official belief systems” protected under the First Amendment’s right to religious freedom and said they would “like to know what other United States government programs supported with appropriated funds are being used either to encourage, inculcate, or to disparage any official belief system – atheist, humanist, Christian, Muslim, or otherwise.”
Banks and his co-signers wrote that it “is one thing for the Department to be tolerant and respectful of a wide range of belief systems” and “to encourage governments to respect the religious freedom interests of their citizens.”
“It is quite another for the United States government to work actively to empower atheists, humanists, non-practicing, and non-affiliated in public decision-making. Any such program – for any religiously-identifiable group – in the United States would be unconstitutional.”
Lack of constitutionality seems to be an insignificant matter to the leftists who have seized the U.S. government, however.
The Republicans wrote that this is “not ‘religious freedom’” and the DRL’s program “prioritizes atheists and humanists above all other potential recipients” of funding. They also argued that the prioritization violates “both the Establishment and Free Exercise Clauses” as well as the “the No Religious Test Clause of Article VI” of the Constitution.