Progressive Revival

The Washington Post writes about President Obama’s new Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.  It looks like a diverse group of advisors will be assembled from different religious traditions and politics perspectives.  And  a closer look will be given to money going to religious groups that only hire people of their own faith:

Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast at the Capital Hilton in Washington this morning, Obama said the goal of the initiative “will not be to favor one religious group over another — or even religious groups over secular groups. It will simply be to work on behalf of those organizations that want to work on behalf of our communities, and to do so without blurring the line our founders wisely drew between church and state.”

The office’s new director, Joshua Dubois, said today that Obama will sign an executive order requiring his office to seek guidance from the attorney general on constitutional issues, including religious hiring.

I wonder how Attorney General Holder will view these important questions and how the Advisory Council, which consists of people of different perspectives on these church/state issues will come to any consensus.  

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