President Bush has apparently decided that the earth-based religions practiced by Wiccans, Celts, Druids and oothers are not true religions, and are therefore exempt from the agenda he has to shift the burden of the poor onto private charities. Personally I have a real problem with any charity receiving state aid to take over functions that should be undertaken by social security. Most of these groups have a religious agenda of one form or another, which lends itself perfectly to institutionalized discrimination. It's not a matter of which religion, IMO, it's a matter of religion in general - religion and politics do not mix. The trade-off is that many of these faith-based charities have a much higher success rate, than the government does. IIRC, the Salvation Army can feed people for a dollar or two per person, where it costs the government 5 to 10 dollars each. I guess they have just decided to give money to people that seem to know how to spend it efficiently. Peace.