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Monday, February 16, 2009

Obama Disappoints On Chuch/State Separation

The New York Times notices Obama's broken pledge in regard to "Faith-Based initiatives:"

On the campaign trail, Mr. Obama made clear that he would extend the faith-based initiative started by former President George Bush to help social service programs run by religious and other charitable groups obtain federal grants and contracts. But he also pledged that unlike Mr. Bush, he would provide meaningful safeguards to avoid the blurring of church-state boundaries, including a firm rule barring discrimination on the basis of religion. The rule is notably missing from his new decree.

Federal money will flow to religious groups who will be able to discriminate against gay people, just like under Bush Junior. This is yet another slap in the face to the Gay community from the new president.

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