President Bush is out pushing his faith-based initiatives which would make more public funds available for religious groups.
From Bush: “I’m telling America, we need to not discriminate against faith-based programs. We need to welcome them so our society is more wholesome, more welcoming and more hopeful for every single citizen. I fully understand it’s important to maintain the separation of church and state. We don’t want the state to become the church nor do we want the church to become the state. We’re in common agreement there.”
Bush’s comments, delivered at a meeting of the White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, were greeted with shouts of “Amen!”
I’m not sure I even see the remaining points of debate on this issue. Hasn’t Bush already succeeded in turning America’s executive branch into a faith-based program?