Friday marked the one year anniversary of President Obama's Faith Advisory Council, but a growing number of critics say the group is just for show.
Opponents claim faith leaders have to "water down" their religious convictions for the council.
The White House fired back, saying the council has worked on important issues ranging from the the swine flu to Haiti relief efforts.
"We are fundamentally shifting what the office is all about. Previous office was about grants; ours is issues." Joshua Dubois, executive director of the Faith Council said. "Help is not always about money, we are pulling people together, stronger constitutional footing."
Meanwhile, a member of the president's Faith Council is being criticized for his comments about the Pope.
Harry Knox said the Pope is "hurting people in the name of Jesus" by not promoting the use of condoms to control the spread of AIDS.
House Republican leader John Boehner and a handful of other conservatives are demanding Knox be removed from the council.