The "faith-based" initiative is a constitutional nightmare because it uses tax funds to support social programs loaded with sectarian dogma. But an interesting side question has always lurked on the fringes of the debate: Does the approach even work?
From the beginning, proponents of the faith-based approach have repeated over and over again that religious groups provide social services more effectively and cheaper than their secular or government counterparts. It's like a mantra, but is it actually true? Read more