Who said that?

“When government becomes the means of carrying out a religious program, it raises obvious questions under the First Amendment. But even in the absence of constitutional issues, a political party should resist identification with a religious movement. While religions are free to advocate for their own sectarian causes, the work of government and those who engage in it is to hold together as one people a very diverse country. At its best, religion can be a uniting influence, but in practice, nothing is more divisive. For politicians to advance the cause of one religious group is often to oppose the cause of another.”

–former REPUBLICAN senator John Danforth in today’s NYT.

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One Response to Who said that?

  1. Jeff says:

    “I will fight them [the religious right] every step of the way if they try to dictate their moral convictions to all Americans in the name of ‘conservatism'”–Barry Goldwater, quoted in “Republicans Have Deserted Core Principles”.

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