For those distressed by the sectarian turn of American politics, it just got worse. Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney are now in a tussle over whether Mormons believe Jesus is the brother of Satan.
On Sunday in The New York Times, Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, asked: “Don’t Mormons believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers?”
Romney has refused to answer that question and attacked Huckabee for challenging his religion. This only the latest example of how religiosity has take hold of both the Republican and Democratic elections. One would think that this was the presidential campaign in Iran, but we have gradually moved from faith-based programs in government to faith-based candidates in politics.
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