||The full article appears in the September 14, 2001 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
by Anton Chaitkin
Religion As State-Run Prostitution
This is the opening of an introduction to the dossier being prepared by EIR, on the currently escalating corruption of both churches and politics by the so-called ``Faith-Based Initiative" policy.
On Jan. 3, Democratic Presidential pre-candidate Lyndon H. LaRouche, Jr. denounced the efforts to legalize a so-called "Faith-Based Initiative." He stated: "I have been investigating the development of the Faith-Based Initiative now hitting Congress, and what I see shaping up in the United States, under President George Bush and [Attorney General] John Ashcroft, is a move to turn religion into a form of state-run prostitution." He said: "This measure must be defeated now."
LaRouche presented his associates with a detailed assessment, on which he will be reporting much more in the coming days. In the meantime, he asked that a special message be sent to Jesse Jackson to inform him of this evaluation of the proposed law as, in fact, creating a system of government-run, faith-based virtual prostitution.
Thus far, the chief coordinator of outreach for the initiative has been the same notorious Republican Party-linked Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who played a key role in soliciting African-American constituencies to help candidate Bush's cause, against Vice President Al Gore, in the 2000 Presidential campaign.