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National Prayer Breakfast: Controversy For Obama Even Here

February 5, 2009

President Obama was at the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning — but even in this arena the new president cannot escape controversy.

The new embroglio concerns the preident’s newly revamped Office of Faith Based Initiatives.  The office was created 8 years ago by President Bush and often faith or religion based organizations took government money even though they had a record of discrimination with respect to hiring.

Now separation-of-church-and-state advocates and human-rights organizations that say the government must constitutionally compel these organizations to follow nondiscrimination laws if they accept federal funding.

Say a prayer that this all works out….

President Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast:

CNN (Related):

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (2nd R) speaks at the ... 
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (2nd R) speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, February 5, 2009. From L-R are: first lady Michelle Obama, U.S. President Barack Obama, Blair and U.S. Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC).REUTERS/Larry Downing