SO MUCH FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE. 2016/06/22
Trump is at it again. This time he is saying that he doubts both Hilary Clinton and President Obama are Christians. “He told a group of evangelical leaders that he doesn’t believe there is enough public information about Clinton’s religious beliefs” (Huffington post).
For a nation that prides itself with a separation of Church and State they sure bring a lot of religion into their politics. I guess this all started back when JFK ran for President. There was concerns brought up about him being A Catholic. His reply was made in a speech to the Association of Protestant Clergy, … “But because I am a Catholic, and no Catholic has ever been elected president, the real issues in this campaign have been obscured — perhaps deliberately, in some quarters less responsible than this. So it is apparently necessary for me to state once again not what kind of church I believe in — for that should be important only to me — but what kind of America I believe in.
I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference; and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the president who might appoint him or the people who might elect him.” (JFK)
That was about the last time that a Presidential Candidate said anything like that. Since those times religion has grown to become an integral part of American Politics what with the Christian Right and the Evangelicals. These groups have managed to get a great deal of political power. They are as bad as if not worse than the NRA as both threaten to make politicians who do not vote their way pay. There are just too many special interest groups influencing American Politics and that includes both major parties.
Trump with his hate filled rhetoric will latch on to any subject he can and embellish it with his blatant lies and some how manage to get away with it. He has the temerity to refer to His competitor as a liar yet it is doubtful that trump would know the truth if it kicked him in the ass. If Trump is such a great Christian why has he been divorced twice and is now on trophy wife number three. How also can he be such a blatant liar? Does not Christianity say lying is a sin. Good thing he ain’t a Catholic as he would spend his life in a Confessional and wearing out sets of Rosary Beads doing penance.
Why a persons’ religion is used as a political issue is beyond comprehension. The Christians irregardless of their denomination are all suppose to believe in the same god. Religion is a personal thing and really no one else’s business. The way things have progresses in the U.S. a non-Christian or an atheist can never be President. So much for the American dream where everybody can run for the Presidency. Another lie put forth by the American establishment. Thank the Fates that there is a border between us and them.