One option for today’s show in Florida. Several of you emailed straight after President Obama’s address on Tuesday so say how delighted you were that he had refered to ‘non-believers’. We think this is the first time this has happened.
Now, the President is a religious man and practising Christian, but would like to see his faith take a back seat when he’s deciding policy?
One Catholic organisation took out this ad in USA Today to argue there for any Christian there are five ‘non-negotiables’ (abotion and gay marriage being two) and he will ‘undermine Christian morality’ if he doesn’t direct his policies accordingly.
George Bush was open about the role his faith played in some of his decisions. Should Barack Obama follow suit?
Tell us about your leader? Does he or she give religion a role in his or her leadership? Do you want them to do that?
One foot note. An atheist campaigner tried to get a federal court to stop Barack Obama saying ‘so help me god’ at the end of his oath of office. He failed. The judge ruled that it wasn’t that the new President was obliged to say the words but that he had the freedom to do so.
is that a sensible approach? Or should religion be formally removed from political procedure?