Thursday, May 22, 2008

Why We Need a Separation Between Church and State

Mainly because church leaders are responsible for erecting, supporting, and maintaining faith in America. Faith is a belief system and should never be applied to politics, which is another belief system. Different, but a belief system nonetheless. The trouble is, some cannot separate one of their belief systems from another, and some irresponsible church leaders try to take advantage of that.

This gets politicians in trouble as witnessed by the moral outrage many Americans had when they heard the words of John McCain endorser Texas Protestant Evangelist John Hagee. Obama surrogates screamed for McCain to denounce Hagee and renounce his endorsement, which McCain kindly did.

Many compare the outrageous comments of Hagee to Obama’s former minister Jeremiah Wright. McCain surrogates say that there’s no comparison, but this didn’t prevent McCain from saying these words:

“Obviously, I find these remarks and others deeply offensive and indefensible, and I repudiate them. I did not know of them before Reverend Hagee's endorsement, and I feel I must reject his endorsement as well.”

Now I have listened to a great deal of the audio that “Talk to Action” discovered and it’s actually worse than the sound bites you have heard on TV and radio. Not only does he include Adolf Hitler as God’s tool to get European Jews back to Israel, he includes Theodor Herzl, the father of the Zionist movement, as one of Hitler’s teammates.

Leaving me to conclude that some Americans are capable of thinking some really twisted thoughts, and doing some really twisted things. Now listen to the words of Jeremiah Wright just one more time:

NOW, do you know what he was talking about?

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