Not since the JFK was forced to address questions about being a Catholic candidate in 1960 has religion been such a persistent campaign issue. A majority of American voters want a president who is deeply grounded in faith. President George Bush has invoked God in his calls for war and to back up socially conservative policies. Senator John Kerry continues to run afoul of the Catholic hierarchy on abortion. A country founded on religious pluralism by religious dissidents, now finds itself unsure, where the church ends and the state begins.
Elizabeth Maxwell, Associate Rector of the Holy Apostles Church and Program Director of the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in New York City
James Hilton, Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Orange City, FL.