Today's Wall Street Journal adds to the current round of criticism over President Obama's faith-based office, suggesting the make-up and direction of the Faith-Based Advisory Council to be politically driven.

President Barack Obama's willingness to keep Bush-era policies on government-backed religious charities opposed by many liberals is helping to woo traditionally Republican evangelical leaders who can influence key blocs of voters.

The approach, according to conservative leaders and liberal critics alike, is part of a broader strategy by Mr. Obama and fellow Democrats to regain credibility with centrist and conservative voters who tend to be more religious and have supported the GOP in recent polls and elections.

See earlier post on the Baptist Joint Committee's call for the White House to reform key elements of the faith-based office.