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FEMA tells Christian Volunteers not to wear faith-based shirts with Christian messages on them. While FEMA has apologized for the incident, it reveals the insidiousness of the separation of church and state myth, a myth that threatens to force Christian beliefs and values back into the catacombs.
FEMA Photographer Asked Church Volunteers Not to Wear Religious T-Shirts in Video on Tornado Aftermath
Jackson, Miss. (AP) – The top officer for FEMA said one of the agency’s videographers was “absolutely wrong” to ask Mississippi church volunteers not to wear religious T-shirts for a video about tornado cleanup.
Angelia Lott and Pamela Wedgeworth, who are sisters, told The Associated Press that the FEMA worker videotaping the cleanup on Saturday in the small town of Ebenezer asked them to do on-camera interviews but requested that they change out of their T-shirts because of a Salvation Army logo.
“He said, ‘We would like to ask you to change your shirt because we don’t want anything faith-based,'” Lott said Tuesday.
Lott said she asked him why he didn’t want to feature faith groups.
“All he said was, ‘We’ve done that hundreds of times,'” Lott said.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate said in a statement issued Monday that the man’s actions “in no way reflect FEMA’s policies or priorities.”