Do You Have Faith in Candidates' Responses to Question About Faith-Based Initiatives?

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In recent weeks, the YouPlusDallas gang has been out recording some of the more intriguing mayoral debates and forums, like the arts-and-crafts showdown at the Nasher last week and the Faith and Public Policy Forum held Monday at the Gospel Lighthouse Church on W. Illinois. That event was sponsored by the Greater Dallas Justice Revival, whose director, Randy Skinner, said by way of introduction on its website, "We must encourage our public leaders that we the church are ready to help the less fortunate and those hurt by the downturn in our economy."

The video above is but a snippet of that forum -- seven minutes, during which David Kunkle, Ron Natinsky, Ed Okpa and Mike Rawlings attempt to answer the question of whether they would ask faith-based organizations for their assistance if they're elected mayor of Dallas. And ... go.

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