Governor Blagojevich apparently sees no harm in doling out taxpayer funds to church-related agencies.
This week he announced a $9.6 million grant for a new pilot program to provide housing for 170 young people leaving the state's foster care system and for families made up of grandparents fostering their grandchildren.
One of the two main residences receiving the grant funding is with the Coppin AME Church in Chicago's Washington Park. The Coppin House will be a 54-unit development, of which 28 will be for the aging foster children and the remaining 26 will be for foster kinship families. Those who live within the state-funded residence will be chosen by the church.
Enforcing the need for "separation of church and state" must depend upon which church and which state agency, and whose campaign promises are being delivered.