Obama’s Faith-Based Initiatives

Count faith-based initiatives as one Bush program that President Obama does not plan on rolling back. In fact, Obama will “expand the mission to include abortion reduction and outreach to the Muslim world,” reports The Wall Street Journal. Obama will name Jason DuBois, a 26-year-old campaign adviser, to head the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Parternships. Obama plans to determine whether organizations that receive tax money can make hiring decisions based on religion on a case by case basis. According to the Journal, “the president will sign an executive order making clear that the director of the new office should seek guidance from the Department of Justice on specific legal issues regarding ‘how to respect the Constitution’ and nondiscrimination laws.”