Views such as those of columnist Kathleen Parker, lauded a few moments ago by Celeste Kearny, reflect a monumental reversal of American values. To call it “un-American” for a pastor to publicly interview presidential candidates seems part of the contemporary trend to expect Christians to renounce their right to political participation unless they vow to keep their faith a secret. It is difficult to imagine how Jefferson’s Wall of Separation, an image designed to convey the protection of religion from government interference, has become a tool to silence Christians in the public square. As even Parker noted, “[Warren’s] format and questions were interesting and the answers more revealing than the usual debate menu provides.” If we silence the Christian perspective, America loses a valuable voice that is an important counter to the anti-religious bias of many journalists.
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