Source: Obama campaign hires faith outreach director
May 14th, 2012
07:26 PM ET
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Source: Obama campaign hires faith outreach director

Washington (CNN) – Just as it confronts fallout with some religious communities over President Barack Obama’s newly expressed support for same-sex marriage, the Obama re-election campaign is hiring a religious outreach director, an activist close to the campaign said Monday.

Michael Wear, who currently serves as executive assistant to the executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, will join the Obama campaign in Chicago as Faith Vote Director, according to James Salt, a Catholic activist who is close to the Obama campaign and White House.

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  1. Slightly Left of Center

    If all government would just keep religion out of politics, neither side would need religious outreach directors, faith vote directors (and what is that??), nor any religious activists. A candidate's religious affiliation is irrelevant. I don't care if they worship a turnip. The question is, are they working for the good of ALL Americans, including non-believers?

    If religion is going to be so engrained in politics, all those churches need to start paying taxes.

    May 14, 2012 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  2. spanglish

    You do not buy Faith, Faith is a personal believe of each individual not a colecitive item to sell.

    May 14, 2012 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |