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“ "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between Church & State."
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: Irishhaf
But doesnt it violate your faith in god to go against his will?
Is that putting the law of man above the law of god?
originally posted by: Irishhaf
Depends on the person... one candidate I spoke to was asked about his stance on Abortion. He asked for clarification, his personal opinion or what he would support in office.
They said both, his answer was (paraphrase) Personally he is against Abortion ... if elected the law of the land says it is legal, and nothing in the constitution forbids it so he would continue to support the right because the courts had ruled it was legal.
When asked (because he is religious) How could he reconcile that stance, he replied (again paraphrase) I am seeking public office, not a position in my church. Holding public office means continuing to support the constitution, and obeying the law of the land.
If you elect people with strong character I dont think it is a stretch.. but thats my opinion... that and a couple bucks can get you a cup of coffee.
originally posted by: Dumbass
I never saw it personally though.
I saw/see it that no religious institution or a follower can judge me legally on their religious believes and I can only be judged and held accountable on the laws the government has.
You know to "protect" me from any religious fundamentalist that has a position in law or government services.