Just as the Pierce County Council (in Washington) was getting ready to approve their 2014 budget last week, the council members decided to amend it to include one additional $7,000 expense.
That money would go to Child Evangelism Fellowship, better known to most of you as the group that sponsors the elementary-school-evangelizing Good News Club:
The money would go towards renting space at local fairs, according to the director of the Pierce County chapter Marlene Stoll.
“We just want to push God’s love for us and how it can make a difference in our life,” Stoll said Saturday night.
Jim McCune, the elected official who suggested the donation, offered justification for his lawsuit-worthy decision:
McCune said Friday night Child Evangelism Fellowship is non-denominational, and the money would not go towards religious items.
“Yes, (CEF) may come from a certain book (the Bible), but it’s not a so-called religious foundation. Completely separate,” McCune explained.
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