President Barack Obama’s White House website stresses that he is a civil rights president who is “leading the fight to protect everyone – no matter who you are, where you’re from, what you look like, or who you love.” Yet, the president continues to enforce a policy that allows taxpayer-funded religious discrimination.
With all of the talk about the U.S. debt ceiling, it’s sometimes easy to forget that other issues are out there. Even as he attempts to strike a deal to keep America solvent, President Barack Obama continues to address other topics.
Nearly eight years ago, President George W. Bush made it clear when he created the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives that rewarding his Religious Right base was going to be a priority.
But now that priority has grown into an obsession.