Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Kind of surprising

Few Black Churches Get Funds
Small Percentage Participate in Bush's Faith-Based Initiative
By Michael A. Fletcher
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
. . . .
Black churches in the Northeast and those with self-identified progressive congregations and liberal theologies were most likely to be taking part in the program, a finding that surprised the researchers, who concluded that the White House has not used the program as a political tool as some critics have suspected.
But not really:
"The thing is that the churches that are most likely to actually do social outreach or social ministry are liberal churches, they are not conservative churches," said David A. Bositis, a senior research associate at the center who conducted the study.


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