Skip to comments.Obama to create faith-based office
Posted on 02/05/2009 7:56:13 AM PST by Lucky9teen
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama said Thursday he will establish a White House office of faith-based initiatives that will show no favoritism to any religious group and adhere to the strict separation of church and state.
Addressing the National Prayer Breakfast, Obama spoke of how faith has often been a divisive tool, responsible for war and prejudice. But, he said, "there is no religion whose central tenet is hate. There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being," and all religions teach people to love and care for one another. That is the common ground underlying his faith-based office, he said.
In personal terms, he talked about the role of faith in his life, from his Muslim-born father and a mother skeptical of organized religion to his own embrace of Christianity as a young man.
"In a world that grows smaller by the day, perhaps we can begin to crowd out the destructive forces of zealotry and make room for the healing power of understanding," Obama told the gathering of lawmakers, dignitaries and world leaders. "This is my hope. This is my prayer."
Dogged throughout the presidential campaign by rumors that he was a Muslim, Obama described his background in a household that wasn't religious.
"I had a father who was born a Muslim but became an atheist, grandparents who were non-practicing Methodists and Baptists, and a mother who was skeptical of organized religion, even as she was the kindest, most spiritual person I've ever known. She was the one who taught me as a child to love, and to understand, and to do unto others as I would want done," he said.
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And Obama says there is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being, yet he's all for funding abortions with our tax dollars.
Well, that's good news!
Have they already chosen the Muslim who will lead the effort?
‘No God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being’
Abortions aside, of course.
And Muslims aside. Altho I guess you are not innocent if you are a Christian or a Jew, so that lets them off the hook somewhat.
I suggest he fine-tune that preamble before the group gets established. It is hard enough to get the different Protestant denominations to agree on anything, let alone the world religions.
Good luck to ya, Mr. O. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out. May it be mercifully soon.
Jerimiah Wright would make a great director for this office........well, he has had Obama’a ear for 20 years.
"There is no God who condones taking the life of an innocent human being."
Remember how much the media criticized Bush for this....
Faith in what? His faith is evidently in some god who condones the killing of innocents. He is walking the talk.
Yes, the 1% muslim religion deserves equal to the 98% Christians.
This idiot knows the koran and hadith, right? Who the h*ll does he think he’s foolin??
Sounds like The Right Rev. Fop needs work.
Finally festivus will get the respect it deserves
O’s faith-based office= a way to destroy faith Obama-oposition party and promote faith Obama-support party
take your pick.
“Obama’s advisers want to be certain tax dollars sent to the faith-based social service groups are used for secular purposes, such as feeding the hungry or housing the homeless, and not for religious evangelism.”
The great Carl Jung believed in the healing power of religion but Obama does not. Expect an exponential rise in alcoholism, child abuse, petty crime, felonies, and homeless drug addicts.
It seems like Obama will leave no damage undone. What a POS
Here we go....
Obama considers the unborn to be an ememy of pregnant women. Therefore, he doesn’t consider them “innocent”. Liberal insanity at its “best”.
...so God da**n America!
uh-oh...this is not good. Here comes the assault against Christian churches (you know, those that preach “hatred”). Looks like he’s trying to see how much damage he can do in the briefest period of time. Something new pops up every day. Clearly in some ways obama was ready to hit the ground running.
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