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Are You ‘Right With God’?

Reasoned commentary from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State:

There has been a lot of “God talk” this election season, and Americans United has been critical of it on both sides of the political aisle. The reason is simple: Being president, vice president, senator, governor (or even small-town mayor) involves certain tasks, but none of them is religious in nature. The president oversees the national budget, serves as commander in chief and manages international relations, among other things. Governors draw up state budgets and work with their legislatures. A mayor makes sure the police and fire departments are adequately funded and deals with zoning issues.

Calling people to God (or determining if they need to be so summoned) is the job of the clergy. …

Are You ‘Right With God’?