ADL Welcomes Proposed Charitable Tax Deduction
New York, N.Y., April 11, 2001 Ö The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today
welcomed the Savings Opportunity and Charitable Giving Act of 2001, an
initiative proposed by Senators Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and Rick Santorum (R-PA)
that encourages individual taxpayers to contribute to charitable organizations,
including faith-based charities, by providing a tax deduction.
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director issued the following statement:
This bill reflects the Presidentís recognition of the important
role faith-based organizations play in the delivery of social services
without compromising the Constitutionís religious liberty clauses, the
dignity of the beneficiaries or the integrity of the recipient religious
Senators Lieberman and Santorum have used this proposal appropriately
to steer the charitable faith-based organization debate toward one that
celebrates and amplifies the American tradition of private charity and
personal faith and away from government entanglements with religious
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