I am actually writing this Sunday morning. The question occured to me while watching Fox News. Alisyn Camerota is moderating a debate between Bill Press a syndicated talk show host, Rick Santorum (R, PA) former Senator, and Fr Jonathan Morris a Catholic priest on Barack Obama's call for religious leaders to support health reform from the pulpit.
The debate itself was not a very good one partly because Camerota is a light weight in my opinion and could not really keep the men focused. It did get me thinking though about the fact that the Democrat's have historically been strong supporters of separation of church and state (what the debate on Fox was actually supposed to be about).
So what do you think about: Separation of church and state? When if ever, is it justified to use religion like this? Is there hypocrisy here on the part of Obama for doing this on an issue he supports? Do you think this invites clergy who do not support reform to use their pulpit to attack the bill? Is it okay to attack the reform if it is not okay to support it? Will the Democrats raise a fuss about attacks while accepting support?
What do you think about this.