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Arguing to keep religion out of politics is thinly veiled bigotry

Published: June 15, 2012

In response to Charles Bowker (Your Views, June 10): It's remarkable how often people argue for “keeping religion in church and out of our politics.” It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see the folly of the idea. It's thinly veiled bigotry. Everyone in politics is propagating a viewpoint, whether it's called religion, spirituality, philosophy, ideology or anything else. Freedom of religion doesn't mean “except in politics.” So let's drop the intolerance. People have differing and sometimes conflicting views. How will we get along? We can't keep “religion” (beliefs) out of politics.

Duane L. Burgess, Edmond