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August 9th, 2011
12:06 PM ET

Are Presidential candidates blurring the line between church and state?

Numerous Republican Presidential prospects have been using religion on the campaign trail, especially in this week leading up to the influential Ames Iowa Straw Poll.

Tony Perkins' Family Research Council is supporting the "Values Voter bus tour" this week, which will cover 1,305 miles in four days with candidates including Rick Santorum, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, and most likely Michele Bachmann. Perkins, an influential Christian leader, also co-hosted Governor Rick Perry's prayer day this past Saturday.

Perkins joins Jonathan Merritt, Christian commentator, on American Morning today to discuss how much religion is playing a part in the GOP candidates' campaigns and to weigh in on where the line should be drawn between religion and politics.

Filed under: Politics • Religion
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Fran VT

    Yes. Why would we expect politicians to have reviewed the Constitution?

    August 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm |
  2. Bruce Bruns

    Presidential candidates are ERASING the line between church and state.

    August 10, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  3. Jay

    Do these people realize they'll be presiding over millions of non-Christians and non-religious folk if they win? What are we, chopped liver?

    August 10, 2011 at 11:43 am |