Friday, September 7, 2012

Rep. Clyburn Questions Republicans’ Christian Faith: They Think ‘There’s Something Wrong With Feeding People When They‘re Hungry’

In a sit-down interview for Odyssey Networks’ special series “Faith in the 2012 Election,” Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) discussed the intermingling of religion and politics. Among his more unusual comments, he said that Democrats more fervently adhere to the U.S. Constitution than their Republican counterparts. He also took aim at conservatives’ purported lack of generosity, claiming that they think “there‘s something wrong with feeding people when they’re hungry.”
“No campaign should be built upon faith,” Clyburn explained at the beginning of the interview, maintaining his strict adherence to the separation of church and state.
The congressman also tackled the main reason why he believes Democrats and Republicans appear to be so different when it comes to their engagement with faith and religion. What he meant here, of course, is that many people view conservatives as more religious than those who find themselves on the left side of the aisle.
“Democrats, by and large, have always been pretty strict adherents to the Constitution,” he said. “We believe in the separation of church and state.”


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