TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY REAX TO LOCAL CATHOLIC SUPPORT FOR MISSOURI CHILDREN'S EDUCATION INITIATIVE TAX CREDIT!!!
The upcoming Missouri General Assembly Session offers a great many opportunities to watch some decent slap-fighting but in Kansas City there seems to be an outright holy war in the works.
To wit . . .
KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTERS REPORT THAT KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC LEADERS ALONG WITH CONSERVATIVE BIG TIMERS HAVE BEEN PUSHING THE CHILDREN'S EDUCATION INITIATIVE TO THE FAITHFUL!!!
Moreover . . .
LOCAL CATHOLICS ARE BEING TOLD THAT IT'S TIME TO LEAVE BEHIND SUPPORT FOR KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN FAVOR OF TAX BREAKS THAT COULD PAY FOR A MORE PAROCHIAL OPTION!!!
And I mean "parochial" in both the sense that it's related to a church or parish AND the narrow-minded.
Anyhoo . . .
This "come to Jesus" moment for Kansas City Catholics could be a big deal given the challenges facing the KCPS this session.
The Kansas City Catholic line of reasoning:
"The establishment of an education tax credit system in Missouri would allow poor, working and middle-class families access to better education by making private school alternatives more affordable, reward excellent public schools and save the Missouri Tax Payer hundreds of millions of dollars each and every year."
This is also getting pitched because of current metro demographic trends:
This local Catholic power play could soon come into discussion amid the current Missouri unaccredited school transfer hot mess.
Still . . .
KANSAS CITY CATHOLICS ROLLING OUT THE BIG GUNS FOR THIS MOVE ARE FACING POINTED QUESTIONS FROM THEIR PARISHIONERS.
Even better . . .
CHECK THIS KICK-ASS TKC TIPSTER TESTIMONY ON THE PUSH FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL TAX BREAKS FROM KANSAS CITY CATHOLICS!!!
The details and insight from a denizen of our blog community inspires quite a bit of contemplation . . . Check it:
Children's Education Initiative Tax Credit
TKC - wish I was seeing some coverage about this issue somewhere. Perhaps you would be interested? Several Catholic Churches are pushing a ballot initiative that smacks of wrong to me. It sorta smells like Rex Sinquefield to me - and he strikes me of being the equal opposite of our new Pope Francis.
Here is a link to the line they're selling.
And a link to the full-text (of the Missouri Constitutional Amendment)
They aren't focusing so much on this detail . . . Prohibition of public aid for religious purposes and institutions.
As you know, if it gets on the ballot, the few passionate voters will likely slide this through. I'm guessing there will be a lot of money available to supporters if it gets on the ballot.
This also hasn't been discussed, but I'm thinking it might relate: Rules pertaining to . . . A Missouri State Income Tax Credit of sixty percent (60%) is provided to individuals donating . . .
This is the ONLY local politics I have EVER heard discussed from the pulpit at my church.
I was saving this one for Sunday but it's Sabbath and just as good of a time as any to ask . . .
WILL CATHOLIC EDUCATION PROVE TO BE THE SAVIOR OF THE KANSAS CITY URBAN CORE??? OR WILL THIS EFFORT BE DAMNED BY MISSOURI VOTERS AND LAWYERS?!?!
Developing . . .