Originally Posted by DAISHI
I consider myself super religous, but the GOP would probably consider me a heathen
This is why I put the "candidates" bit in there. For some reason, it seems that politics brings out the worst of religion. As soon as a guy or gal gets up to that podium, it's like all that stuff about loving your neighbor and trying to live a good life gives way to new and creative ways of using religious texts to outcast more people.
And the worst thing is, is that normally fine, moderate religious people lap it up. They see pro-life or Catholic or pro-family on the voting ticket and blindly vote for whoever snapped up that stance without even considering the rest of the package.
I'd be happier if candidates were forbidden to reveal their religion in the election. Just to make things more about the issues.