People complain about the current trend of mixing politics with religion. This disturbs me as well. When candidates brandish their righteousness, they sell short the integrity of the voters. They come off no better than the television preachers shilling salvation for cash. In replacing the "prophets" for "profit," we get candidates with subliminal messages for voters to read between the lines.

It's difficult to carry on a serious, nuanced debate of real issues when candidates parade their religiosity.

Spiritual matters are more authentic when expressed in private.

Horst Holstein

Salt Lake City