"...Mhe United States of America is a Christian nation."
Platform plank approved at President Rush's how , it3te Republican Convention • Approved jUite 4 2004
"I don't see how you can separate your faith as a person from the job of being president.
President George W. Bush
Religion News Service, September 13, 2004
There is a choice.
he 11th annual Gildas Club
Family Walk to fight cancer and
offer support will take place at
10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the
Oakland Community College Orchard
Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills.
The two-mile walk will be held rain or
shine. The kick-off rally
will be at 10 a.m.
"Every day, Gildas Club
makes a difference in the
lives of people of all ages
living with cancer through
social and emotional sup-
port, networking and edu-
cation," said Stefany
Freeman of Bloomfield
Hills, co-chairing this
year's walk with Cindy
Cohen of West
"It is a free cancer sup-
port community where
members find cama-
raderie, comfort, informa-
tion and understanding
from peers and mentors
who have been there and
understand. "It is a cozy,
friendly, non-clinical envi-
ronment for people living
with cancer to come and let their hair
down — even if they don't have any."
Freeman is the daughter of one of the
founders of the Detroit chapter of
Gilda's Club, Geri Lester, who died in
Entry fees are waived for walkers rais-
ing $100 or more in pledge donations.
The registration fee on the day of the
walk is $35; late registration will be
between 9-9:45 a.m. There is no charge
for children younger than 10.
Registration is also available on Gilda's
Club's Web site at
vvww gildasdubdetroit. org
The walk will be on the OCC campus
and will feature food, entertainment and
raffle prizes. Participants do not have to
walk the entire route.
For more information, call Gilda's
Club Metro Detroit, (248) 577-0800.
Gilda's Club Metro Detroit is a non-
profit organization that offers a free
non-residential, social and emotional
support community for men, women
and children with all types of cancer,
and their families and friends.
It offers groups, workshops and
social events in a home-like setting at
3517 Rochester Road, Royal Oak.
John Kerry I 20 Years of Standing with Us
"I can'ttake my Catholic belief, my article of faith, and legislate it on a Protestant or a
Jew or an atheist. ...[Wie have separation of church and state in the United States of America."
— Senator John Kerry
Interview with the Dubuque Telegraph Herald, July 4, 2004
Where Does the Bush Administration Stand?
"Some Republican National Convention-goers
are buzzing over the design of the podium at
Madison Square Garden, which includes a
pattern in the shape of a Christian cross."
(New York Sun, September 1, 2004)
"All things equal, I would prefer to have a child
in a school that has a strong appreciation for the
values of the Christian community, where a child
is taught to have a strong faith."
(President Bush's Education Secretary Rod Paige,
Baptist Press news service, April 7, 2003)
"...[T]his president —this presidency—
is the most resolutely 'faith-based' in modern
times, an enterprise founded, supported and
guided by trust in the temporal and spiritual
power of God."(Newsweek, March 10, 2003)
Vice President Cheney has endorsed, cam-
paigned, and raised money for President Bush's
hometown congressional candidate in Texas —
a woman who said in May, "We are unique in
the world because we are a Christian nation..."
(Cleburne, TX Times Review, May 7, 2004)
"President Bush has gone 'under the radar' and
around the Congress to spread his faith-based
initiative throughout the federal government,
according to a new study released Monday. ...
Taken together, the report finds that the
Bush programs 'mark a major shift in the
constitutional separation of church and state.'
(San Francisco Chronicle, August 17, 2004)
"President Bush is enacting by executive fiat
key pieces of his divisive 'faith-based initiative,'
including one that lets federal contractors
[engage in] religious favoritism in their hiring."
(Associated Press, December 12, 2002)
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