Saturday, August 9, 2008

Separation of Church and State: McCain vs. Obama

The separation of church and state is one of many key issues being debated by our presumptive presidential candidates - John McCain and Barack Obama. The following link outlines what each candidate has stated about this issue. Further, the summary brings up a few quotes that each candidate has issued in the past, and compares them to their current stance.

What do you think? Is the separation of church and state a key issue in the current election? If so, how do you think each candidate could use this topic to bolster their campaigns?


Anonymous said...

There has been some wonderful things done in the name of the religion in our country. However, oppression, discrimination and other forms of maltreatment have also been justifiied in the name of religion. This an extremely delicate topic and often related to issues of sexuality and abortion. I look forward to seeing just how this issue plays out as the race for Presidency continues.

Kristen said...

I still haven't made up my mind 100% towards either candidate, but it really bothers me when people say our country was founded on "Christianity." I am a Christian myself, but our forefathers were deists, and did NOT found our country on Christianity. It really bothers me that a presidential candidate would state that as fact when history proves otherwise.