The Common Good

Despite difference on gay marriage, spiritual adviser stands by Obama

Source: The Giro
Date: May 17, 2012


Since he has entered office, Obama has not formally joined a church or closely associated with one pastor. Instead, he has occasionally sought on advice on policy matters that also have a religious component from a group that includes Hunter and T.D. Jakes, an African-American pastor who runs a church called the Potter's House in Dallas. He has also held prayer phone calls with these leaders, who also include the Rev. Jim Wallis and the Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell, according to the New York Times.