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American Agenda (Religion: The Church and Welfare) #158974

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 22, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baton Rouge, LA: Peggy Wehmeyer) The role of the church in providing welfare in the state of Louisiana examined; scenes shown of the churches working with the children and welfare families. [Baptist Church Reverend Emmitt SPURLOCK, Louisiana department of education Donald HUNTER, STUDENT, Baptist Church Reverend Ronald MOORE - explain why the church should and is helping society.] [Representative Newt GINGRICH - says we now have a decadent mess.] The issue of whether the state should be in the business of promoting religion noted. [Louisiana ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) Joe COOK - worries about indoctrination.]

Jennings, Peter;
Wehmeyer, Peggy

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