2016 Elections

Pope Vs. Trump Isn't a New Phenomenon

Religious leaders have long condemned some politicians as "un-Christian."

Do you see a wall or a bridge?

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Many years ago, when Oliver North was running for the Senate from Virginia, I received a call from a reporter. She told me that some church groups in the commonwealth were praying for North’s election. Then she asked if their behavior violated the separation of church and state. I explained to her that as separationism is a rule of constitutional law, only the state and not the church can violate it.

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