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Black Churches Missing Out On Federal Aid

American Politics,” Jakes said black churches are missing an opportunity and that they should consider setting up community development corporations in order to accept outside funds to do work that helps their communities.

“Government grants are minuscule compared to the dollars that mega churches generate,” Jakes says. “If the government says we give you 30 cents on every dollar, you have to put in 70 cents to match the dollars and then the media comes along and says you have been bought. The real story is most faith-based money is flying over the black community.”

Do you have a generally favorable orunfavorable view of the Faith-Based Initiative?

   Favorable % Unfavorable %
Baptist 55 21
Methodist 54 28
Evangelical/Pentecostal 68 11
Nondenominational 60 13
Progressive Theology 55 22
Moderate Theology 46 27
Conservative Theology 70 13

Why do you view the Faith-Based Initiative unfavorably?

  Opposed to Involvement with Goverment (%) Separation of Church and State (%) Won’t Compete for Funding (%) Goverment Controls (%)
Baptist 23 8 20 15
Methodist 25 13 13 17
Evangelical/Pentecostal 19 14 14 24
Nondenominational 10 30 30
Progressive Theology 26 19 22 17
Moderate Theology 14 9 13 23
Conservative Theology 29 8 11 13

SOURCE: JOINT CENTER FOR POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC STUDIES


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