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April 8, 2012

How separate are church and state these days? Let’s ask a cardinal

  • 1960 In a speech on religion during his presidential run, noted Catholic John F. Kennedy famously argued the importance of the separation of church and state, saying “I am the Democratic Party’s candidate for President who happens also to be a Catholic.”
  • 2011 Noted Catholic presidential candidate Rick Santorum said a few, uh, less famous words about the speech: ”I almost threw up. In my opinion it was the beginning of the secular movement of politicians to separate their faith from the public square.”
  • 2012 Noted Catholic Cardinal Timothy Dolan offered his take on both Kennedy’s quote and Santorum’s: “I find myself, believe it or not, agreeing with both of them.” Dolan explained that he thinks Kennedy’s speech has long been misinterpreted. source

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December 7, 2011

Rick Perry, jockeying for the anti-gay vote: This ad, called “Strong,” has the Texas governor promising to end the Obama administration’s “war on religion” and touting his commitment to Christianity. “Something’s wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military,” Perry says, “but our kids can’t openly celebrate Christmas, or pray in school.” It’s unclear what policies President Obama has put in place to deny kids the right to openly celebrate Christmas. As of this writing, the video has 675 likes and 26,650 dislikes. source

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