Friday, April 14, 2006

Why we can't outsource social services to churches

I'd have thought Trinity Lutheran in Minnesota would be better than this.
Pharyngula: Good thing we're moving to faith-based initiatives, huh?

...Trinity Lutheran Church had a sweet deal with county social services, getting remunerated for caring for disabled seniors, until the county pulled a fast one and tried to trick them into caring for a damned minion of the devil transsexual. They signed her up, showed her around, and then she mentioned that she'd had an operation, and the good reverend had to wield his deep personal knowledge of god's mind to smack her down.
Bottom line: having amateurs doing a professionals job is a very bad idea. Faith based social services is just wrong.

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