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Religion And Politics Don’t Mix
Posted By Editor On February 21, 2012 @ 8:51 pm In National & World News,Political & Politicians | Comments Disabled
By Jaweed Kaleem
After Rick Santorum ignited controversy over the weekend by saying President Barack Obama has a “phony” and “different theology” that’s not “based on the Bible,” and amid ongoing discomfort  among some politicians and religious figures over Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith, a coalition of major religious organizations is calling on presidential candidates to keep religion out of politics.
On Tuesday, the Anti-Defamation League, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and the Interfaith Alliance released a “statement of principles ” on religion in political campaigns that calls on candidates vying for office to feel comfortable explaining their religious conviction to voters but also warn that “there is a point when an emphasis on religion becomes inappropriate and even unsettling in a religiously diverse society such as ours.”
The call has been endorsed by 14 major Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh organizations, and asks candidates to:
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URLs in this post:
 Religion And Politics Don’t Mix, Major Religious Groups Tell Presidential Candidates : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/religion-politics_n_1291624.html
 ongoing discomfort: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/07/rick-perry-mitt-romney-value-voters-abortion-mormonism-cult_n_1000613.html
 statement of principles: http://www.bjconline.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4904&Itemid=112
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