Monday, July 10, 2006

Sen. Barack Obama on Faith in the Public Square

"'s wrong to ask believers to leave their religion at the door before entering the public square. Abraham Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan, Martin Luther King Jr. — indeed, the majority of great reformers in American history — were not only motivated by faith, they also used religious language to argue for their cause. To say men and women should not inject their "personal morality" into policy debates is a practical absurdity; our law is by definition a codification of morality."

Barack Obama, US Senator from Illinois (Dem) in a USA TODAY editorial today.

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