Interesting item in light of the article posted yesterday (Christians Should Not Be Political Pacifists, Says Megachurch Pastor).
After Rick Santorum ignited controversy over the weekend by saying President Barack Obama has a “phony” and “different theology” that’s not “based on the Bible,” and amid ongoing discomfort among some politicians and religious figures over Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, a coalition of major religious organizations is calling on presidential candidates to keep religion out of politics…
“Candidates do not have to check their religion at the door of the offices they seek. But they need to understand that they serve people of other faiths and of no faith. Resorting to religious language that sets people of faith against each other harms political discourse and sows religious discord,” said J. Brent Walker, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, in a statement….
The Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, president of Interfaith Alliance, said he has been “deeply disturbed by the disproportionate role religion has played during recent election cycles with some candidates seeming to be running for ‘pastor-in-chief’” and that “a line is crossed when a candidate implies that they should receive your vote because of their faith.” (full article here)