Bush Administration Responds to Criticism of Initiative from Christian Right

March 8, 2001

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle


On March 8, 2001, The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "John DiIulio, the director of the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, made his plea for Christian support at the National Association of Evangelicals convention in Dallas." In response to opposition toward the initiative from the Christian right, DiIulio insisted hate-mongering groups would not be eligible for government funding. Christian leaders also "fear that any government money comes with too many strings attached."