Tuesday, July 1, 2008

A Bold and Profound Move

Credit JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is announcing plans to expand President Bush's program steering federal social service dollars to religious groups and — in a move sure to cause controversy — support some ability to hire and fire based on faith.

Obama was unveiling his approach to getting religious charities more involved in government anti-poverty programs during a tour and remarks
in Zanesville, Ohio, at Eastside Community Ministry, which provides food, clothes, youth ministry and other services.

Obama does not support requiring religious tests for recipients of aid nor using federal money to proselytize. He also only supports letting religious institutions hire and fire based on faith in the non-taxpayer funded portions of their activities.

"I like this, It will be Interesting to see how this plays out. He is reaching across the line and is Brave enough to do things John Kerry didn’t do in “04” Barack Obama Our Next President!!"


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