Church and Politics

From Snopes

Constitutional law professor quips on the difference between the Bible and the Constitution.

On Wednesday, March 1, 2006, at a hearing on the proposed Constitutional
Amendment to prohibit gay marriage, Jamie Raskin, professor of law at AU,
was requested to testify.

At the end of his testimony, Republican Senator Nancy Jacobs said: “Mr. Raskin, my Bible says marriage is only between a man and a woman. What do you
have to say about that?”

Raskin replied: “Senator, when you took your oath of office, you placed your hand on the Bible and swore to uphold the Constitution. You did not place your hand on
the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible.”

I love spreading the Gospel, but I wish more law makers would not take every opportunity to put the Bible into politics.

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