November 17th, 2010
01:48 PM ET
12 years ago

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.

Filed under: President Obama
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Rick McDaniel

    Is that enough? Still highly questionable, in my view.

    November 17, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Oh boy, here we go...religio-fascist Beck University "graduates" pretending there's no such thing as separation of church and state in 3...2....1.....

    November 17, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  3. Why Now?

    Why do we need "clarification" after centuries of separation of church and state. If Obama is "clarifying" something you can bet it for his own personal gain. Obama is cowardly enough to do this by "executive order" on top of that. We can't get rid of him quick enough.

    November 17, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I couldn't care LESS about this order.
    Take care of DADT. That's important.
    Put your foot down and tell the Rethugs that you will NOT extend the tax-cuts for the upper 2%ers, but you will for the $250,000 and under crowd.
    You gotta take advantage of your so-called majority in Congress even though it is composed by bunch of useless wimps.
    Christmas is just around the corner......and so is January and the new Congress.

    November 17, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  5. stufit

    Finally he found something to do besides take vacations, blame Bush and call the hardworking taxpayers of America his enemies. It won't create any real jobs, although there is probably 40 or 50 union members that will have to be hired to high paying government jobs to enforce this. Such is life in Obozo land.

    November 17, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  6. U.S. Common Sense

    A waste of paper. No where does it say the government has work with religious organizations with one hand tied behind its back. The First Amendment only bars the government from establishing a religion. It doesn't mean strip religion completely out of picture when it comes to government activity.

    November 17, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |