Religion And Politics
We're all in the same boat when it comes to civil rights, but some of the passengers are paddling backward.
The recent Times editorial “Government meetings aren’t prayer meetings” provides a welcome opportunity to explain why the office of the attorney general files friend-of-the-court briefs on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
I don’t think former state Sen. Bill Costas would have made it in today’s political world.
Region views on religion and politics
Valerie Jakelski, Valparaiso | "I don't like the idea, but they do anyway. It's in your face. It's such a personal choice because everybody is different."
Tiyanna Bynum, Merrillville | "I don't think so. Everybody is entitled to their own opinion. It's not fair to impose on others that don't believe what you do."
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Hannah Livingston, Crown Point | "No. Their faith shouldn't matter. Politics shouldn't be based on religious beliefs just as sexual orientation shouldn't be any of a politican's business."
Corey Hollister, Schererville | "I think not. What happened to separation of church and state anyway? Isn't that what it is? Religion is more of a spirtual concept, and legislation is more a political man-made idea."
Janet Peterson, Chesterton | "I like to keep my opinion to myself. I have many strong beliefs, but I wouldn't want to inflict them on anyone else. I would consider reassessing the circumstances in certain cases of my moral stance if I were confronted on a personal basis."
Indiana state Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, recently proposed Senate Bill 89, which aims to give Indiana schools the right to require that alternative theories of the origin of life -- and Kruse specifically adds "including creation science" [sic] in apposition -- be taught alongside evolutio…
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