Obama To Support Expanding Bush's Faith Based Programs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Chicago (AP) Barack Obama wants to expand a Bush administration program making religious charities eligible for federal funds.

In Ohio today, he's unveiling his approach to getting religious charities more involved in government anti-poverty programs.

Obama's announcement will also support religious groups' ability to hire and fire based on faith -- a move sure to cause controversy. It's likely to invite a storm of protest from those who view such requirements as discrimination.

Obama unveils his approach today during a tour and remarks at Eastside Community Ministry in Zanesville, Ohio. The arm of Central Presbyterian Church provides various services in its impoverished community.


KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 22782514 - nbc11news.com/a?a=22782514