4th May 2016

“In the United States, while still far from being a theocratic state, the 'live and let live' tolerance of an earlier era has given way to in-your-face proselytizing – or, in Romney's case, demonizing. On the presidential campaign trail, ritual professions of Judeo-Christian faith have become a precondition for admission to the first, second, or any tier of candidates. Among the Democrats, you must have a favorite Bible passage or parable ready to cite. In the GOP camp, you better believe every word in the book as well.”

Steve Early