Remember that unlikely earthquake in August, 2011, that shook Washington, D.C., and damaged some of the buildings therein?


Among the facilities affected by that temblor was the National Cathedral (above), which has since received $700,000 in tax money from the U.S. Interior Department for foundation repairs, metal work and restoration of stained-glass windows. Officials at Interior defended the grant by insisting that the cathedral is an historic structure.


I don’t agree with the government’s rationale. The use of public funds to restore a religious institution strikes me as a violation of the First Amendment. I think the money for repairs ...

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Remember that unlikely earthquake in August, 2011, that shook Washington, D.C., and damaged some of the buildings therein?

Among the facilities affected by that temblor was the National Cathedral (above), which has since received $700,000 in tax money from the U.S. Interior Department for foundation repairs, metal work and restoration of stained-glass windows. Officials at Interior defended the grant by insisting that the cathedral is an historic structure.

I don’t agree with the government’s rationale. The use of public funds to restore a religious institution strikes me as a violation of the First Amendment. I think the money for repairs ...

Read more