Professor Michael Helfand, "Washington Should Fund Ministers' Salaries" -- Wall Street Journal
Professor Michael A. Helfand's opinion commentary, "Washington Should Fund Ministers' Salaries," has been published in the Wall Street Journal. The article argues that houses of worship should be eligible for federal stimulus payroll funds.
Excerpt from "Washington Should Fund Ministers' Salaries"
The Covid-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to faith communities across the U.S. Americans searching for meaning in the sanctuaries of churches, temples and mosques find their doors closed amid government lockdowns. Such closures threaten the financial viability of some houses of worship. The public now must consider what society owes religious organizations during this time of crisis.
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