Larry Beinhart has an article on Alternet about keeping religion away from the ballot box. Short and to the point comparisons of political leaders of past and present.
You can see how this affects us today. Early last year Fox News fabricated a story about Barack Obama being educated in a madrassa as a child. As a result of that the emails that so many people rely upon for their news helped spread the rumor that he's a Muslim. Instead of answering, "What difference does it make?" in today's society we have to insist that he's a Christian and has been going to the same church for over 20 years.
Religion, values, or whatever you want to call it serves no purpose in this regard other than to appeal to base emotions. How difficult it is today to think about and discuss issues.
Even for me.
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