A discussion article from The Washington Post’s “Under God” section talking about certain remarks made by Sarah Palin and McCain, and what is meant by “a Christian nation.”
“‘…nearly all current elected officials pay homage to Christianity no matter their level of faith, and that the vast majority of Americans who are religious adhere to a Christian faith.'”
I’m sure there are elected officials who aren’t Christians, but they want to get elected, so they have to pander to the Christian sector most of the time or they risk the right-wingers getting riled up and kicking them out of office next election year. Yet they seem to be missing the point. America is not a theocracy, but a democracy. It doesn’t matter if most “religious” Americans are Christians or believers in the Great Pumpkin. It doesn’t even matter if most Americans are religious in the first place. Religion is divorced from government as set up by the Constitution. Maybe some of our “leaders” should reread it–or read it for the first time.
“‘God truly has shed his grace on thee — on this country. He’s blessed us, and we better not blow it. And that’s why I talk about politics,’ Palin told the 16,000-member choir at a Women of Joy conference in Louisville, Ky., last Friday.”
It would truly be a blessing if Sarah Palin were sent back to political obscurity.