February 5, 2008

Bush Pushing Faith-Based Initiaves Again

In his recent State of the Union address, President Bush asked Congress to protect his faith-based initiatives by making them permanent. According to Americans United for Separation of Church and State, it is unlikely that his request will be granted.

According to executive director Rev. Barry W. Lynn, "Bush’s ‘faith-based’ initiative has been a colossal failure. It undercut civil rights laws and jeopardized important religious liberty safeguards."

If Americans United is right and Congress refuses to grant Bush's request, any executive orders he signs in the remainder of his term can easily be reversed by the next president.
Lynn noted that former officials in the Bush White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives stated publicly that the administration never took the faith-based initiative seriously and that it was often misused to help Republican candidates for public office.
It sounds as if King George is really convinced that he is above the law, doesn't it?

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