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Published: Friday, July 4 2014 6:30 a.m. MDT

Updated: Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 a.m. MDT

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The Rock
Federal Way, WA

Good luck with that. This reminds me of a line from the movie Coming To America: Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Doesn't matter what party. Religion spoils politics.

BrentBot
Salt Lake City, UT

It will be hard for Southern Democrats to convince folks that they are the party of believers. Especially for folks who remember the voice vote during the Democratic Convention in which more than one-half of the delegates voted to exclude any mention of God from the Democratic platform.

sashabill
Morgan Hill, CA

@Hutterite "Religion spoils politics" That can work both ways.

Stormwalker
Cleveland , OH

Religious voters tend to be a gullible bunch. Wave the Bible around and show up at local right of center church on a semi-regular basis and you are in the door. Make some borderline-hateful statements about some minority groups - couched in appropriately coded language, of course - and a certain group of voters will flock to the polls.

Getting the religious vote from the D side of the aisle means a little extra work, but should not be too hard. Republicans do it all the time, and then later are caught in all manner of scandals and impropriety.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Politics mixed with religion brings out the worst in both.

Karen R.
Houston, TX

Religion has so infested politics that a politician must pass this litmus test almost everywhere now and they know it. If we want to really know who is and isn't a believer, it will take an environment in which no one is punished for being either.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

The first amendment contains these words,"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof".

Obviously, our founding fathers were more concerned with keeping the government out of religion than they were keeping religion out of the government! Liberals love to whine about keeping religion out of their government but have NO problem forcing their government into religions! Take the Obamacare contraceptive mandate for example! Thankfully, the SCOTUS read the 1st amendment!

TheProudDuck
Newport Beach, CA

"The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers: only God does."

1. Chapter and verse? 2. Relevance to anything?

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