Religion in Politics

The Baltimore Sun put an article up on their website today entitled, Top 10 ‘abuses’ of religion on the campaign trailBelow is their list:

No. 10. Mitt Romney is asked if he believes “every word” of the Bible (CNN/You Tube debate (11-28-07).

No. 9 . CNN’s Soledad O’Brien asks John Edwards to “name his greatest sin” (CNN/Sojourners town hall 6-26-07).

No. 8. James Dobson tells a reporter he does not think that Fred Thompson is a Christian (3-27-07).

No. 7. Barack Obama distributes a campaign flier describing himself as a “Committed Christian” (1-21-08).

No. 6. Hillary Clinton said we need to “inject faith into policy” (CNN/Sojourners town hall 6-26-07).

No 5. Mike Huckabee explains his rise in the polls by invoking the Biblical story of two fish and five loaves feeding a crowd of 5,000 people (11-28-07).

No. 4. Tim Russert asks all the Democratic candidates to “name their favorite Bible verse” (MSNBC 9-26-07).

No. 3. John McCain says the Constitution established the United States as a Christian nation and that he would prefer a Christian president (9-27-07).

No. 2. Barack Obama asked a congregation to help him “become an instrument of God” and join him in creating “a Kingdom right here on Earth” (10-17-07).

No. 1. Mike Huckabee tells a crowd: “What we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards rather than try to change God’s standards” (1-14-08).

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~ by toddbumgarner on February 28, 2008 1:14 pm.

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