Most democracies are formed on the premise of separation of Church and State. Or in non christian societies, the seperation of religion and government.
However the strangehold of the Church on politics in the USA is a given in US Politics. And frankly its stifling and sickening.
The NYT writes about some powerful evangelists who may actually support a third party because Rudi Guiliani is pro-abortion.
For months, Christian conservatives have been escalating their warnings about the risk that nominating Mr. Giuliani could splinter the party. Dr. Dobson wrote a column declaring that he would waste his vote before casting it for either Mr. Giuliani or a Democrat who supports abortion rights like Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Richard Land, the top public policy official of the Southern Baptist Convention, has said that nominating a Republican candidate who supports abortion rights would make white evangelical votes â€œa jump ballâ€ between the Republicans and Democrats, with other issues taking the fore.
Guiliani sounds one of the more sensible candidates. And rightfully he is pro-abortion.
The Church has no business telling people what their rights are when it comes to abortion. The person(s) involved should make the decisions based on their circumstances and should have a choice. Some religious institution should not dictate what they should do or not.
Would’nt the world be a better place if religion, be it Christianity or Islam kept out of meddling in politics.
Do read and follow the comments at the end of the article. They exactly speak my mind.