Towey in 2003: "Pagans" neither care for the poor, nor have "loving hearts"

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From then-White House Office of Faith-Based & Community Initiatives director Jim Towey's November 26, 2003, "Ask the White House" online chat:

Colby, from Centralia MO writes:
Do you feel that Pagan faith based groups should be given the same considerations as any other group that seeks aid?

Jim Towey
I haven't run into a pagan faith-based group yet, much less a pagan group that cares for the poor! Once you make it clear to any applicant that public money must go to public purposes and can't be used to promote ideology, the fringe groups lose interest. Helping the poor is tough work and only those with loving hearts seem drawn to it.


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