Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Joe Lieberman (news - web sites), D-Conn., left, and his wife Hadassah, right, meet the crowd in front of the American Legion Post 63 during a campaign stop in Salem, N.H. Sunday, Jan. 25, 2004. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuk
WASHINGTON - Up against one of America's most publicly pious presidents, the Democrats who hope to replace him have taken to reminding voters that they believe in God, too.
From the Rev. Al Sharpton, an ordained Pentecostal minister at age 9, to Howard Dean, lampooned for switching Protestant denominations because of a feud over a bike path, the presidential candidates are battling the perception that Democrats aren't at home with issues of faith.
"We've got to talk about it," said Sen. Joe Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew who refrains from campaigning on the Sabbath. "Otherwise, the Republicans will get away with convincing people that they have some kind of monopoly on values and faith."
Republicans have long been associated with religious issues because of their alliance with conservative Christians. Democrats traditionally tread lightly to avoid offending any part of their more diverse...
Sadly, it seems that many church people are more "democrat" than Christian. I had a "Rev." call on my t.v. program and chastize me for telling the truth about Mr. Kerry. If the Democrats want to convince me that they are "religious", then they need to do more WALKING and less TALKING! AMEN!!? I pray earnestly for true revival in America while we still have the privilege. Thanks for the website.
Every man manifests some kind of faith behind his politics: Biblical Christianity, Judaism, Humanism, etc. I think these candidates are disguising their Humanism as something vaguely Biblical to appease popular religiosity. A true Christian has nothing to conceal, but a Humanist has no reason to be honest, since he believes man is morally autonomous and is answerable only to himself. This is Satan's trick: don't contradict, deceive. Take care to judge their acts, not their words (Matt. 7:20, James 2:17).