Source: Religion News Service
On July 30, 2004 Religion News Service reported that, "Call to Renewal, a religiously rooted anti-poverty group, has urged President Bush and Sen. John Kerry to keep the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives in the next presidential administration... The Interfaith Alliance sent letters in mid-July to Kerry and Bush seeking the dismantling of the office and its related Cabinet-level centers. The Rev. Welton Gaddy, president of the Washington-based alliance, said such a move would 'reverse the past four years of bad public policy which inappropriately has mixed religion with politics in the appropriations process."