Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Moral High Ground in Today's Politics

From Ozy

Perhaps in the oddest twist of all, the issue of how to deal with ISIS and refugees presents an opportunity for Democrats to claim a biblical base. In a September speech at Liberty University, an evangelical college, Bernie Sanders quoted Matthew 7:12 (“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you”) and has said that he wouldn’t turn his back on refugees. Hillary Clinton, who has argued against carpet bombing and denying migrants, cites her Methodist faith as a major influence in her views toward aiding the neediest in society. Alan Abramowitz says he isn’t sure if Democrats would refer explicitly to the Bible, “but you’ve already seen some attempt to appeal to this aspect of the Christian message of brotherhood.” Read more....



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