What role should religion play in American politics?
|Religion is separate from politics. When you put your religious beliefs with politics, it makes things complicated.
Boston Public Schools Teacher
|I think religion should actually play no role in American politics. In my world, religion is a private matter between the individual and God as he or she sees it.
Union of Minority Neighborhoods
|Absolutely no role. I think you judge a person by their actions and not by which supreme being they hold allegiance to.
|Though it’s good for politicians to have a personal faith that helps guide their personal decision-making, when it comes to the public square, i.e. setting public policy and making laws, religion shouldn’t have any bearing on those areas.
South End News
|I believe that people have a difficult time separating their religious beliefs from their political beliefs, so I believe that they should be separated. Religion serves as a road map for many people.
Director of Development
|I don’t think we should impose our own value system on other people. I believe in a strong separation of church and state and believe that religion is a very private and personal thing and has no place in politics.