Faith-Based Initiatives

Obama Chooses Exercise Over Church

If the past three Sundays are any indication, the new administration may be less faith-based than the current White House. Unlike other presidents-to-be, Barack Obama hasn't been to church services since winning the election. Instead, the 47-year-old is hitting a Chicago gym. "Because they have a great deal of respect for places of worship, they do not want to draw unwelcome or inappropriate attention to a church not used to the attention their attendance would draw," an aide said, noting the First Family "look[s] forward to finding a church community in Washington, D.C."