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Elect a “moral” candidate? Or one who can win?

Elect a “moral” candidate? Or one who can win?

Bob Smietana of the Tennessean writes:

Noah was a mean drunk, Moses a murderer, King David an adulterer and then a murderer.

That didn’t stop them from being biblical heroes.

So evangelical voters may be willing to support a presidential candidate with a checkered past, and this presidential election, they may have to choose between a candidate who can win and a candidate who mirrors their religious ideals.


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James Pirrung-Mikolajczyk

Perhaps, the Evangelicals may get the point many of us non-Evangelical Christians have known for a long time: that Church and State are separate entities. When leaders try to blend the two, nothing but unethical and immoral decisions are made. Benedict XVI rightly says, “Wherever politics tries to be redemptive, it is promising too much. Where it wishes to do the work of God, it becomes not divine, but demonic.”


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