As religion plays an increasingly prominent role in American politics, preserving the boundry between religion and government is more vital than ever.
America’s political process can be divisive, and never more so than when candidates use the language of faith to advance their own partisan interests, or when they seek to marginalize religious minorities and emphasize their beliefs as the only truth. Rhetoric like that is unhealthy for politics and for religion.
Many candidates and elected officials have long-standing views on faith and politics and issues related to religious liberty. But in the modern era of campaigns, the news media and the public often overlook or disregard these issues altogether.
From prayer in schools and school vouchers to the faith-based initiative and hate crimes, religious freedom is at stake every day. When you cast your votes this Election Day, we want you to know where the candidates stand on these important issues.
Ask a candidate one of these five important questions. Click on individual question tabs for more information.
- How will you balance the principles of your faith and your obligation to defend the Constitution, particularly if the two come into conflict?