Have Faith…

Gay activists were rightly that Barack Obama‘s pledge to expand faith-based funding would benefit homophobic initiatives. The campaign tells Pam Spaulding, however, that Senator Obama would not tolerate such activity: “A source with Senator Obama’s campaign has now confirmed to Pam’s House Blend that under no circumstances will funds from the program will be granted to FBOs for proselytizing or reparative therapy. Under the Obama plan, MCC congregations, LGBT-welcoming Methodist and Unitarian congregations, and other affirming churches will have access to funds to do much-needed work in communities large and small of great importance — HIV/AIDS education, for instance, relief efforts, etc.” [PHB]