Saturday, February 28, 2009

Religion and politics

Regarding Obama's "Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships", "an extension of Bush's office directing tax dollars to faith-based social service agencies", but which Obama has empowered to "actually weigh in on policy matters":

"The mixing of religion and politics has drawn fire from the left and the right. Groups like Americans United for Separation of Church and State accuse Obama of going back on his word by refusing to scrap a Bush policy allowing federally funded religious groups to discriminate against job candidates who don't share their beliefs."

It continues to amaze me that highly and widely criticized policies of the Bush administration are being continued and even expanded by the Obama administration, with only the slightest comment, notice or criticism.

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