Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Pres. Obama - Faith -Based Initiative

Much as been touted about Presidents Obama ability to cross partisan lines and gather together those that would never get together if it's wasn't for his gift of partnership.

Well, the Pres. has done just that with his appointment to the faith-based initiative of Harry Knox to the Obama Advisory Council.

Unfortunately, I don't think this decision is going to work considering who Harry Knox is and not so much that but more so, what he thinks and says about those parties involved with the faith-based initiative.

I first saw the story on Newsbusters, but here's the actual CNN article and what Mr. Knox has to say: Obama Names Pope-Basher to Faith-Based Initiative Board

President Barack Obama has named to the federal government’s faith-based initiative a gay-rights activist who, last month, described Pope Benedict XVI and certain Catholic bishops as “discredited leaders” because of their opposition to same-sex marriage...

...In addition to his remarks about the Pope, Knox also criticized the Catholic Knights of Columbus as being “foot soldiers of a discredited army of oppression” because of the Knights’ support of Proposition 8. The latter was a ballot initiative that amended California’s state constitution to define marriage as being between a man and a woman, and passed in November 2008. Knox told CNSNews.com that he “absolutely” stands by his criticism of the pope. "The Pope needs to start telling the truth about condom use," Knox said on Monday, Apr. 6. "We are eager to help him do that. Until he is willing to do that and able, he's doing a great deal more harm than good -- not just in Africa but around the world. It is endangering people's lives.”

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