Science is paramount, but presents no challenge to a creed that rests on faith-based belief.
Small grants to non-Christian groups allow Bush and his supporters to speak of faith-based initiatives in pluralistic terms, but they don't change the essentially sectarian nature of "compassionate conservatism."
Even DiIulio, the first head of the faith-based office, eventually concluded that the program was meant to help the Bush base, not the poor.
There is one ill that faith-based programs are proven to ameliorate unemployment among Christian evangelicals. The Christianization of the safety net has created a kind of affirmative action for the born again.
See, Barack been, um, talking down to black people on this faith-based... I want to cut his nuts off. Barack, he's talking down to black people.jesse jackson