Obama and Faith Based Initiatives

15 04 2008

This is what Barack Obama had to say during the CNN “Compassion Forum”:

I want to keep the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives open, but I want to make sure that its mission is clear. It’s not to — it’s not to simply build a particular faith community, the faith-based initiatives should be targeted specifically at the issue of poverty and how to lift people up.

And partnering with faith communities, I think we can achieve that as long as it’s within the requirements of our Constitution. We make sure that it’s open to everybody. It’s not simply the federal government funding certain groups to be able to evangelize.

I believe the idea is to keep Politics and Religion separate, not to keep them together as long as all religions are treated equally (which, is impossible).

Obama is not scoring any points with me so far on this “Compassion Forum” (which, by the way, it is about faith, not compassion – which are two very different things).





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15 04 2008
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