Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Republicans And Religion

The Republicans And Religion: Should The GOP Stop Being God’s Own Party? | The Wall of Separation

Americans United (AU) has a great blog & I generally read it each day. Here is a good post by Sandhya Bathija. Really good post. The idea that America has a political party for a particular religious group is appalling.

Having lived in South Carolina for a few years, I don't like the good name of the state being sullied by any politician using faith as a vote pandering tool. While no one is surprised when a politician does it, it should be a three alarm fire when we see the rhetoric go to this level. The thought of a religious party running the US --- I shudder to think of the danger lurking, e.g., Iran, Afghanistan, Colonial America.

Let's hope that cooler heads prevail & people like Steve Schmidt can actually make progress in the GOP.

If you put public policy issues to a religious test, you risk becoming a religious party,” he said. “And in a free country a political party cannot be viable in the long-term if it is seen as a sectarian party.
Well said, Steve. Well said.


Georgia Mountain Man said...

Good post. Thanks for pointing us to the blog. I am amused every time these folks start their talk of the "war" on Christianity. I can be amused at the present. However, should they succeed, amusement would not be on my list of reactions. These folks are truly more scary than amusing.

TheoPoet said...

I echo Georgia Mountain Man's comment.