Monday, September 7, 2009

"Secularists are wrong when they ask believers to leave their religion at the door before entering into the public square. Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King--indeed, the majority of great reformers in American history--were not only motivated by faith but repeatedly used religious language to argue for their cause. To say that men and women should not inject their "personal morality" into public policy debates is a practical absurdity. Our law is by definition a codification of morality, much of it grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition."

--Barack Obama, "Call to Renewal Keynote Address," June 28, 2006

1 comment:

Melissa O in DC said...

It sort of makes you wonder...is he talking about injecting his own faith, whatever that may be, into our society? It sure seems that he did an about face upon becoming the Dem nominee and then POTUS. Or, maybe he meant what he said and his faith is secular humanism or Islam. But, I digress....

 
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