On Faith: John Bryson Chane: Mid-Term Elections Showed Electorate Anger at Misuse of Religion
On Faith: John Bryson Chane: Mid-Term Elections Showed Electorate Anger at Misuse of Religion:
Candidates have used their personal religious views in past presidential campaigns and I see that this election will be no different. Candidates will continue to do so at their own peril however.
For better or worse, such discourse has been at the heart of the American political scene since the beginning of American politics.
But Americans are quite sensitive these days, given the misuse of religion and religious rhetoric and the way it has been exercised by some in the current Administration and in Congress. Using moral imperatives from a narrow Christian perspective in informing legislation and defining public policy has lost traction with many faithful Christians and has been received with anger by a large number of non-Christians.
The most recent mid-term election results are a prism of this sensitivity and anger. Presidential candidates beware!