My latest piece for the Washington Post On Faith blog answers the questions:
How should constituents interpret statements by politicians who see their campaigns and causes as part of God’s plan? How do you decipher God’s intentions for you?
A part of my response:
… we live in a society where too many people vote based on which fictional deity a candidate believes in and not the positions that candidate takes.
People who vote for candidates because they’re swayed by their faith are lazy.Candidates who exploit their faith in an attempt to get votes are not the type of people we ought to elect to public office. We live in a secular democracy, and we’re better off because of it. When religion gets thrown into the mix, it’s bad for politics and worse for faith.
You can read the full piece here. Leave a comment there if you like it!