Groups That Are Actively Supportive of the Bush Plan
Despite President Bush's enthusiastic reception at theNational Prayer Breakfast
and his touting faith-based organizations as potential saviors who "warm the cold of life," his message has yet to receive enthusiastic endorsement from the religious world. It seems that even the most ardent advocates of religion in the public square either worry that this initiative will violate the church-state separation or will corrupt the religious missions of the faith-based social service providers.
In fact, only one major group, theNational Association of Evangelicals
, has formally endorsed Bush's proposal, "not only as effective public policy, but as a sound expession of faithful Christian discipleship."