I am wary of politicians, whether it’s Jimmy Carter or Sam Brownback, who wear their religious faith on their sleeves, especially during campaign seasons.
Politics is not usually a career path to sainthood.
As I say in my column today, Attorney General Phill Kline’s recently revealed campaign memo, in which he instructed his staff in great detail to get him in the pulpit and organize churches for the purposes of money, publicity and votes, struck me as a cautionary example of the danger of mixing religion and politics.
No, Kline is hardly the first politician to use houses of worship for political ends, but he’s obviously raised it to an art form.
It seems tawdry and leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Churches should be about leading people to faith, worship, and God â€” not the voting booth.
What do you think, bloggers?
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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