White House announces new appointees to faith council
February 4th, 2011
06:07 PM ET
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White House announces new appointees to faith council

Washington (CNN)–The White House announced a dozen appointments to its faith advisory council on Friday, with the leader of the nation’s largest evangelical group and the head of the nation’s leading Christian denomination serving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people are both on the list.

National Association of Evangelicals President Leif Anderson and Nancy Wilson, head of the and Metropolitan Community Church – the nation’s largest denomination expressly serving LGBT Americans – are among the appointees to the panel, which was launched by President Barack Obama in 2009.

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  1. Karen

    Weird – a church that bases membership on your sexual identity. Sounds like that is a very discrminatory church and does not belong in any faith council.

    February 4, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  2. ThinkAgain

    There shouldn't even be a "faith council." The founders of our country knew well the problems of mixing church business with state business, and so they wrote in the First Amendment, "government shall establish no religion."

    I mean, isn't it enough that anyone who wants to claim their house is a place of worship that they don't pay taxes?

    February 4, 2011 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  3. Steve H

    Does President Obama have an Atheist council? Seems like typical vote pandering to me.

    February 4, 2011 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  4. Hopita D.

    This organization should be dissolved. The government has no business aiding religious organizations in any way. There is no God and no intelligent person believes otherwise. Religion is for morons. Churches, temples and mosques should be taxed like every other business.

    February 5, 2011 08:48 am at 8:48 am |