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Obama's Faith-Based Proposal

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Senator Barack Obama's religious life has come up several times this election year—often not in ways he would have preferred. His Chicago pastor let fly highly charged rhetoric, while internet rumormongers falsely claimed he is a Muslim. Now, Obama is trying to turn his faith to his favor. His campaign has launched an all-out push to woo religious voters. It includes a plan to beef up a controversial Bush administration program—giving public money to faith-based groups. But Obama's pledge has not impressed some critics of the Bush policy.

Reverend Barry Lynn is executive director of Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. He talks about Obama's proposal.

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