Obama signs order clarifying church-state relationship
November 17th, 2010
02:09 PM ET

Obama signs order clarifying church-state relationship

(CNN) - President Barack Obama signed an executive order Wednesday clarifying the ground rules for religious groups partnering with the federal government through the White House's controversial faith office.

The order says that religious organizations receiving federal funds must conduct explicitly religious activities in a time and place that are different from when and where they do government-financed work.

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Topics: President Obama • The News • White House

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    November 17, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  2. Z

    Why are religious organizations getting federal funding in the first place?

    November 18, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  3. Jack

    Get rid of this and the other bureaucratic agencies founded by W – religion has no place in politics.

    November 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  4. Steve

    I dont know Z, why does the state regulate marriage, a strictly religious institution? Its all a big lie.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm |
  5. Andrew

    The right wingers want more money for the churches and less for NPR. They see no hypocrisy in this.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
  6. maine liberal

    @Why are religious organizations getting federal funding in the first place?

    ask bush and the faith-based initiative that bought conservative fundementalist votes.

    As he promised during the campaign, President Bush launched his "faith-based" initiative on Monday by establishing a White House office to assist and encourage faith-based organizations is seeking federal funds to combat problems like drug addiction and homelessness.

    In a first executive order, Bush created the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. University of Pennsylvania political science professor John Dilulio was named as the head of the new office.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  7. Dick Germsheid

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    August 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm |