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Published: Wednesday, May 2 2012 11:18 p.m. MDT

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Ranch
Here, UT

Too much religion in politics? Absolutely!

Too much religion in daily life? Absolutely.

Using religion as a weapon? Not just politically, but civilly as well. Let's keep our religion where it belongs, in our hearts, homes and churches.

Clarissa
Layton, UT

To Ranch: I'm confused. If I practice my religion won't it show in my everyday actions, therefore in my daily life? I don't believe in pushing my religion on anyone, but it is obvious that I don't swear, use the Lord's name in vain, etc,... If I talk about my home life, my religion is going to show. My actions show my religion in my heart. People also have the right to express their religious beliefs in politics. If I don't like, I just turn off the TV, or don't read something I don't want to. Religion does have a place in politics. It frames whom we vote for. I want to know a person's religious beliefs. I do belief that I don't need to hear it over and over. Just give me the facts, live the way you belief and that is enough for me.

Ranch
Here, UT

Clarissa;

What is there about "practicing" your religion that means you have to talk incessantly about it?

I disagree with you. I do NOT need to know a persons religious beliefs in order to vote for them. I need to know what their past actions have been, and yes, that may or may not demonstrate their religious beliefs. I know far too many "religious" people that I can guarantee have not a single moral in their bodies.

I also disagree that religion has a place in politics. Religion is currently being used as a bludgeon by the "religious right" to clobber anybody who doesn't adhere to their particular brand of "religion" (look at how they've made an issue of Romney's Mormonism for instance).

I couldn't care less about a candidate's religion, even Romney's, but I do care that they're willing to discriminate against their fellow American Citizens and that they're using their religion to justify their bigotry.

Californian#1@94131
San Francisco, CA

I wonder if God is tired of hearing about American politics.

George
Bronx, NY

@californian

I don't know but I would not be surprised if he is tired of being used as a weapon.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Amen! Enough with the religion and god talk!

We might as well waste as much time talking about leprechauns and the "Gold at the end of the rainbow hunters' club"!

EightOhOne
St. George, UT

Ranch,

you nailed it!!! if a persons religion "frames" who people vote for, than maybe they shouldn't be voting in the first place!

TR 4 President
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Religion is an integral part of many people's culture. As such it has a legitimate role in politics, just as any cultural issue (such as language, art, or music) has a legitimate place in politics. That being said, they a limited amount of legitimacy, and that line has clearly been overstepped by both the wacko religious right and the anti-religous zealots.

ParkCityAggie
Park City, Ut

here is some advice from the bible out of all places; read Matthew 6:6. Apply that to your daily life and all politicians should head as well (IF they want to consider themselves true "Christians").

worf
Mcallen, TX

So many of our leaders lack morals, yet use God as a campaign tool. Adultery, prostitution, fraud, lying, etc.

No wonder the people are tiring of hearing them talk of God.

Red
Salt Lake City, UT

America is tired of hearing about Religion and God.

That is why America is flooding the earth with Pornography.

We have become a Wicked place. There are not many leaders who even come close to acting like George Washington. It is time to get back to the roots of what America was founded on.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

Michelle Bachmann is a good example. She was way to much of a religious zealot to me. I base this on her remarks when she decided to drop out of the presidential race. She came across as a moral crusader that was bitter she got never the chance to overthrow Obama.

RyaninOgden
OGDEN, UT

Clarissa,

If it's acceptable for you to vote for someone based on their religion, do you support people who refuse to vote for a canidate based on their religion?

CTguy30
Colchester, CT

Having recently visited our nation's capitol for the second straight year, I have a greater appreciation for our founding fathers. They were deeply rooted in God, not so much for certain religion. Their character was 100 times the character of our current president. It didn't matter what religion they professed to be, they simply were humble enough to accept that a higher power made this country the "land of the free" and person's like George Washington heavily turned down the notion of being king. He put so much emphasis on the defending The Constitution. He and other Great leaders in this country called upon God to unite, ensure, and protect all whom lived under The Constitution. Seeing the actual document, and reading it gave me chills as I thought about what modern day politicians are doing to the words enscribed on them. I am thoroughly convinced through word and deed that our current president is failing to do that which he swore an oath to do..."defend The Constitution of the United States of America"...funny how a Bible is used for the swearing in of a president...

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