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Faith-based initiatives 2.0

posted by Dave Banack

At the LA Times, “Obama broadens Bush’s faith-based programs.” The same mainstream media that saw President Bush’s faith-based initiative as a threatening breach of the metaphorical wall between church and state seems to think Obama’s faith-based initiative proposals are just wonderful. It’s hard to tell who’s losing credibility faster at the moment, the media or President Obama.

For the view from Salt Lake City, see the Salt Lake Tribune’s article “LDS Church unlikely to participate in Obama’s faith-based initiatives.” Steven Waldman has provided a transcript and commentary on President Obama’s remarks outlining his faith-based initiatives at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning.



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Chris H.

posted February 6, 2009 at 11:10 am


The media gushed all over Bush when he established this office. Yesterday on NPR’s All Things Considered they ran a somewhat critical piece on Obama’s use of the office. Dave, when it comes to credibility issues, look in the mirror.



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