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Midwest Conservative Journal ^ | 2/07/2006 | Christopher Johnson

Posted on 02/07/2006 6:16:09 PM PST by sionnsar

I'm not proud of this but back during one of my jobless periods, I needed money badly so I answered an ad for a temp job with a local leftist group.  I don't remembeer what the job was; stuffing envelopes, taking petitions door to door, something like that.  I didn't get the job.  They were nice enough about it but I think they knew I was faking interest in whatever their cause was.

I thought about that when I ran across this.  Seems Episcopal Divinity What Does That Word Mean Again?  You're Kidding!  People Actually Believe That Stuff?! School will pay you to be a leftist:

For 40 years, Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) has provided an opportunity for seminarians seeking to strengthen their theological education through participation in social movements to apply for the Jonathan Myrick Daniels Memorial Fellowship.

“This fellowship is awarded annually to one or more students in accredited seminaries around the United States and Canada,” explained EDS dean and president Bishop Steven Charleston. “There’s an open door here for people of many traditions to be part of it.”

What are people who get this fellowship supposed to do?  Nothing particularly difficult.

The purpose of the fellowship is to enable students to disengage from academic life and engage in an area of social concern, such as racial equality, civil rights, fair housing, community organization or environmental issues. The grant money is not intended to support research, supervised field education, existing non-profit organizations, or any activity that is primarily based in the school curriculum itself. There are no restrictions as to the location of a project.

Amazingly, free money for "raising awareness" about your cause or running left-wing blogs about how Dick Cheney, Richard Mellon Scaife and Jonah Goldberg came up with a way to turn puppies into cheap gasoline and want to locate their puppy refinery in New Orleans so that's why the government's Hurricane Katrina response was so slow doesn't seem to appeal to all that many people.

For the past few years, applications have only averaged “between three and five,” Charleston said. “The hope is that if we can increase awareness of the fellowship, we could receive many more.”

Glad to help, Steve.

TOPICS: Mainline Protestant

1 posted on 02/07/2006 6:16:10 PM PST by sionnsar
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2 posted on 02/07/2006 6:16:50 PM PST by sionnsar (†† | Libs: Celebrate MY diversity! | Iran Azadi 2006 | Is it March yet?)
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A fool(ish seminary) and its money are soon parted.

3 posted on 02/07/2006 6:30:44 PM PST by Hebrews 11:6
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