Thread: Religion And Politics Don't Mix
March 1st, 2012, 05:40 PM #1
Religion And Politics Don't Mix
Major Religious Groups Tell Presidential Candidates
Santorum finally did something right. He got the smart religious folks to finally speak up about all this religious bias he's been spewing.After Rick Santorum ignited controversy over the weekend by saying President Barack Obama has a "phony"[sic] and "different theology" that's not "based on the Bible," and amid ongoing discomfort among some politicians and religious figures over Mitt Romney's Mormon faith, a coalition of major religious organizations is calling on presidential candidates to keep religion out of politics.
On Tuesday, the Anti-Defamation League, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and the Interfaith Alliance released a "statement of principles" on religion in political campaigns that calls on candidates vying for office to feel comfortable explaining their religious conviction to voters but also warn that "there is a point when an emphasis on religion becomes inappropriate and even unsettling in a religiously diverse society such as ours.”
•Attempt to fulfill the promise of America by seeking to serve and be responsive to the full range of constituents, irrespective of their religion.
•Conduct their campaigns without appeals, overt or implicit, for support based upon religion.
•Reject appeals or messages to voters that reflect religious prejudice, bias, or stereotyping.
•Engage in vigorous debate on important and disputed issues, without deliberately encouraging division in the electorate along religious lines, or between voters who characterize themselves as religious and voters who do not.
link: Religion And Politics Don't Mix, Major Religious Groups Tell Presidential Candidates“Religion: Together we can find the cure.”
March 1st, 2012, 06:15 PM #2
Religion in Political Campaigns -- An Interfaith Statement of Principles" was signed by: the American Islamic Congress; American Jewish Committee; Anti-Defamation League; Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty; Interfaith Alliance; Islamic Society of North America; Hindu American Foundation; Muslim Advocates; National Council of Churches USA; Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund; Sikh Coalition; Union for Reform Judaism; The United Methodist Church General Board of Church and Society; and the United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries.
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Also, Santorum doesn't want to be President. He wants to be Pastor of America.Good job, friend-of-friends!
March 1st, 2012, 08:48 PM #3http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOtab0BKOGY
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March 2nd, 2012, 02:02 PM #4
Santorum was doing fine until we went all 1950 on us.
As a guy, I think women should be as guilt free as possible, and have as many partners as they want. The pill was a miracle! It disconnected women from their roles as child bearers and wives, to "partners with benefits who bring in a paycheck". A woman should have sex with anyone for any reason, and it's none of anyone's business. Eventually, it will replace the handshake.
It coincided nicely with the advent of consumerism, and a need for two paychecks, and no one home to raise the kids. Except the school, making sure your kids get "adjusted" early.
So as a society, we have all the toys and the prisons are full.
Who said the olden days were good?"The world burns while Obama Tweets."
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