At some point I’m going to have to start paying attention to the 2012 presidential race… aaaaand it looks like that point is right now. Let’s kick it off with a question from the Christian Post: Should Christians Vote for a Mormon?
How would a Sunni president have prosecuted the war in Iraq? Would a Shiite view Iran more sympathetically? Would a chief executive who was a Tibetan Buddhist be more sympathetic to the Dalai Lama in his ongoing conflicts with the People’s Republic of China?
Admittedly, none of the current presidential candidates espouse religious commitments so contrary to mainstream America [Don’t be so sure. Have you checked the candidate from the Democratic side?-j]. But would their policies be influenced by their religious beliefs? I would hope so. Our Constitution makes no laws establishing or prohibiting religion, a separation of church and state I gladly affirm. However, our culture has interpreted this bifurcation as a separation of faith and state. We compartmentalize religion and the “real world,” Sunday and Monday. God is a hobby, a weekend pursuit to be kept private.
Scripture could not disagree more vehemently.