Time to Separate Piety and Politics

Source: JimBovard.com
by James Bovard

“The First Amendment of the Constitution specifies, ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.’ In Washington, the ‘free exercise thereof’ perennially includes politicians exploiting religion to sanctify themselves and all their power grabs. One of the most brazen if not most shameless ‘free exercise thereof’ examples is the annual National Prayer Breakfast. Politicians gather to silently pray that the Lord will smite all their enemies — or at least get them indicted on multiple charges. And the common theme of comments at the event is that the political class is doing God’s work.” (05/29/24)