update with a joke:
Comedy writer Patrick Gorse: “Barack Obama announced on Tuesday that he supports federally funded faith-based initiatives. This is kind of self-serving when you consider that supporting a one-term Senator for president is itself a faith-based initiative.”
RIP separation of church and state –
Reaching out to evangelical voters, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama is announcing plans that would expand President Bush’s program steering federal social service dollars to religious groups and — in a move sure to cause controversy — support their ability to hire and fire based on faith.
So that’s who he was to replace those racist democrats with! Evangelicals! And religion is no longer just a personal guide – but he intends to “do the Lord’s work”
“In time, I came to see faith as being both a personal commitment to Christ and a commitment to my community; that while I could sit in church and pray all I want, I wouldn’t be fulfilling God’s will unless I went out and did the Lord’s work,” he was to say.
Oh, goodie, since he’s doing the Lord’s work, that means God selected him as a nominee, right?
Where’s your “progressive” candidate now , ers?