Today, it’s faith-based initiatives. Sen. Barack Obama is on a
campaign right now to assure voters that he solid on what matters most
to them.

The story is all over the press today. Here’s Reuters’ version:

Obama visited a community ministry in a conservative
region of the election battleground state of Ohio to unveil a plan to
reinvigorate faith-based community programs first pioneered by
President George W. Bush.

Here’s an interesting admission – or statement – from the Democratic candidate:

“The fact is, the challenges we face today — from saving
our planet to ending poverty — are simply too big for government to
solve alone,” Obama said. “We need an all-hands-on-deck approach.”

This is a concept known in the Church as subsidiarity. Obama is
courting Christians, or as the media have been pointing out in their
spate of coverage, evangelicals.

But if faith-based initiatives are now good politics that will help
the Obama campaign win over Americans who believe in these programs,
why doesn’t WaPo even mention Obama’s new drive in this story?

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....