Gene Nichol is at it again.
This time, as cheered by the far left NC Policy Watch, Nichol is claiming that state government funding for certain crisis pregnancy centers that are guided by a “Biblical perspective” is tantamount to “Government sponsored religion.”
More from Nichol:
“The state of North Carolina has no business, and it has no authority, to fund an agency’s “biblical ministry.” This is true no matter how well-motivated the government funded recipients may be or how crucial the role of religion might have become in their lives. Religion and government, in the United States, are to be kept separate — even when the religion is the one that North Carolina Republicans prefer.”
Nichol doesn’t care about keeping religion and government separate, he only cares when it goes against his radical left ideology.
How do I know? Because Nichol was completely silent when his buddy Rev. William Barber’s faith-based groups were receiving state funds.
Indeed, I wrote in 2015 about funding going to Barber’s groups:
Barber’s group, “Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation (RBPCDC)” was awarded a $338,000 grant from the Department of Public Instruction this year.
The grant was part of a program entitled “21st Century Community Learning Center Program”, for which Barber’s group was awarded funds for its newly created after-school program: Project Y.E.S.S. (Youth Empowered for Success and Service).
The Y.E.S.S. program promises attendees several activities, ranging from homework assistance to film making to “character development.”
RBPCDC openly promotes its status as a “faith based community development corporation” which “operates on the basis of its Christian faith.”
Nichol is the same person who lectures the rest of us about income inequality from his million-dollar Chapel Hill home while raking in more than $600,000 per year in household income, when he’s not vacationing is his half-million dollar beach home on Emerald Isle.
He also exploited his privileged youth to attend a private high school, but he vigorously now campaigns to deny low-income North Carolina families opportunities to attend schools they believe would best serve their child’s needs.
The debate over whether taxpayer funds should go to such faith-based groups can be hashed out elsewhere. What is not in dispute, however, is Gene Nichol’s rank hypocrisy on this, and many other issues.