How much religion is too much in the white house?

That is subjective.  I, for one, don’t care how religious any politician is, as long as that religion does not effect public policy.

There are concerns about the current administration.  In a post in Alternet today, Liliana Segur writes:

“Since taking office, President Barack Obama has raised eyebrows by mixing faith and politics in a way that has dismayed some of his secular supporters.

 First there was that Jesus-laden invocation by conservative Pastor Rick Warren at the inauguration. Then, an executive order that, rather than doing anything to dismantle Bush’s faith-based initiatives, bolstered them with a new “advisory council on faith.” And then, last month, U.S. News and World Report published an article with the following announcement as its title: “A New Tradition for Obama’s Presidential Events: Opening With a Prayer.”

 “In a departure from previous presidents,” reported Dan Gilgoff, writing on the U.S. News blog God and Country, “(Obama’s) public rallies are opening with invocations that have been commissioned and vetted by the White House.”

Of this I am certain, we must address this issue soon; of this I am not certain: how to address this.


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