Is there really a separation of Church and State in the US? Does not look that way.
Earlier today, Obama signed an executive order creating a new White House office for faith-based programs and neighborhood partnerships. Says Obama:
No matter how much money we invest or how sensibly we design our policies, the change that Americans are looking for will not come from government alone…There is a force for good greater than government.
The Caucus, The Politics and Government Blog of the New York Times reports on the news in more detail here.