The New Haven Register editorializes today expressing displeasure at the fact that House Speaker Jim Amann (D-Milford) used contingency (SLUSH) funds in the amount of $150,000 to assist three Catholic schools in Milford.
I think that in many cases Catholic schools better educate children than our public schools. But Amann is crossing that boundary that liberals truly despise, using public funds for what they consider a religious purpose. Amann says Catholic schools provide a "first rate, values based" education. This must gall liberals. When liberals talk about values, they are generally talking about being intellectual enough to protest outrages in Darfur or being courageous enough to stop other people from smoking.
Catholic schools outrage these people. That's because they don't hand out rubbers to nine-year-olds or teach prepubescent girls how to use dental dams. Within their walls you can say "God" or "Jesus Christ" in a positive way without being sent to sensitivity training.
Amann pledges that he will give another $450,000 to these schools next year. He gave them all another $150,000 the previous year, so this isn't new.
The Register suggests that the public who are not Catholic have a right to expect that their money won't go to religious institutions. And so they do. But they can at least rest assured their money is finally going to a place that focuses more on educating children and less with indoctrinating them in liberal dogma.
Note to Jim Amann... this probably still won't get you into Heaven. But keep working on it.