On Religion and Politics

Excerpt:  In his Farewell Address to our nation, President George Washington declared that religion and morality were "indispensable supports" for political prosperity. Nevertheless, in the fall of 2007, some political prognosticators began to proclaim the demise of evangelical religious influence on American politics. This began shortly after the Rev. Ted Haggard – head of the National Association of Evangelicals and someone politically connected to the president – fell from his position of leadership, and candidates with social positions wholly antithetical to traditional moral standards appeared poised to claim the Republican and Democratic nominations for president. Read More