Did He Just Say That?
If only he spoke like this more frequently:
Secularists are wrong when they ask believers to leave their religion at the door before entering into the public square. Frederick Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, William Jennings Bryan, Dorothy Day, Martin Luther King – indeed, the majority of great performers in American history – were not only motivated by faith, but repeatedly used religious language to argue for their cause. So to say that men and women should not inject their “personal morality” into public policy debates is a practical absurdity. Our law is by definition a codification of morality, much of it grounded in Judeo– Christian tradition. ~ Barack Obama
It’s clear thought (or writing) like this that makes me wish that political liberals (and many conservatives as well!) could drop the common fact/value, public morality/private religion dichotomy. It’s neither true to life nor true to history.