American Theocracy?

Politicians have long been granted license to tailor a message to suit a constituency – and shore up a base. Some just abuse it more than others.

Which brings us to Katherine Harris’ latest walk on the beguiled side. In an effort to impress the Florida Baptist State Convention, she wound up inspiring anyone who loves a good, old-fashioned theocracy.

She told the Florida Baptist Union that America’s Founding Fathers never intended for this country to be “a nation of secular laws,” and if Christians (such as herself) are not elected to office, politicians (unlike herself) will “legislate sin.”

Later in the interview she debunked the merits of that quaint American concept: church-and-state separation. To separate religion and politics, explained Harris, is “wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers.”


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