Expansion…

As part of his big Biblical push, Barack Obama announced that he plans on expanding President Bush’s faith-based programs, which Obama says can help alleviate woes for poor and struggling Americans. But there could be trouble: “…Obama’s support for letting religious charities that receive federal funding consider religion in employment decisions could invite a storm of protest from those who view such faith requirements as discrimination… [But] he also only supports letting religious institutions hire and fire based on faith in the non-taxypayer funded portions of their activities, said a senior adviser to the campaign…” [Yahoo!]