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.
Doesn't matter what party. Religion spoils politics.
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.
@Hutterite "Religion spoils politics" That can work both ways.
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
Politics mixed with religion brings out the worst in both.
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.
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
"The Bible teaches us no one has all the answers: only God does."1. Chapter and verse? 2. Relevance to anything?