Hey, I'm not here to put christianity or it's various factions on trial, as that seems to be taken care of in a few other threads. I just want to point out how it's being used as political tool in Ohio as the Republican candidates gear up for the Governor's race. As an editorial remark, I'll admit that I still believe in a separation between church and state, and this totally disgusts me.
A couple of excerpts from the Dispatch:
Holding a Bible in one hand and the U.S. Constitution in the other, Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell preaches tax and spending cuts to the faithful.
With at least a decade each in statewide office, the party’s Big Three intimately know their audiences — conservative, God-fearing, patriotic. Like singers in a well-practiced choir, the candidates hit the high notes from the Republican hymnal, praising Lincoln, quoting Scripture, avowing family values and disavowing big government.
[Ken Blackwell] spoke to Gallia County Republicans March 10 at a University of Rio Grande student center, but Blackwell just as easily could have been in a church. His speech might be best described as a political sermon.
"America was at its best, and America is always at its best, when God is at its center," Blackwell told the crowd of about 250.