SPIRITUAL

Obama's Prayer Squad

Though he is a man without a church—thanks to Reverend Wright—President Obama keeps in touch with his spiritual side by praying with five evangelical pastors. The five men are a racially diverse group of center-right preachers that advocate social justice and transcending partisanship but mostly oppose abortion and gay marriage. The New York Times reports that Obama reaches out to the religious leaders as a means to "maintain his moral compass" and communicate with people outside the beltway. Yet Obama's own faith remains a bit of a mystery, even to preachers he prays with, apparently. “I would simply say that he is a person of great faith, and I think that faith has sustained him,” said one.