From USA Today, an editorial about the use of religion by politicians who are ever willing to play the ‘God’ card
Faith at its best, at its most powerful, stands outside of culture, Carter argues, where it can best maintain its integrity and prophetic moral force. As Carter sees it, “Religion has too often allowed itself to be seduced by the lure of temporal power, a dysfunctional and even immoral love affair that has led to much human misery and has been destructive as well of true faith.”
It’s not just secular Americans who have a strong interest in a more appropriate treatment of religion in our political tussles. Because in wielding faith like just another political tactic, opportunistic politicians don’t just discredit themselves — they give religion a bad name, too.
Hat tip to ReddHedd at FireDogLake.