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Harris vs Harris

One of the statements is not like the other one …

Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.) said this week that God did not intend for the United States to be a “nation of secular laws” and that the separation of church and state is a “lie we have been told” to keep religious people out of politics.”If you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin,” Harris told interviewers from the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention.

… and …

Harris campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Marks would not answer questions about the Harris interview. Instead, she released a two-sentence statement.

“Congresswoman Harris encourages Americans from all walks of life and faith to participate in our government,” it stated. “She continues to be an unwavering advocate of religious rights and freedoms.”

from the Washington Post. I wonder if that’s what conservatives had in mind when they said things like this:

Not very long ago, the term conservatives most often used to describe Katherine Harris was “rock star.” Writing in The Weekly Standard, John Podhoretz praised her as “a local official in Florida who looked to the letter of the law for guidance at a time when we needed the law the most.” [TNR]


2 responses to Harris vs Harris

Matt August 31, 2006


a) Religious types should be in gov’t
b) See a

Did you read “a” as “we don’t intend our gov’t to be full of Wiccans”.

If you’re an American, and you’re not Christian, you’re probably not religious at all.

Did you read “b” as all faiths to include (ReligiousFaith==null)?

I didn’t see how Seven’s conclusion followed from the OP info, but a peek at his site indicates he seems to have a great deal of … context that I … didn’t have…

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