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FAITH AND POLITICS: WHO SPEAKS FOR JESUS?

Editorial
by Gerry McCarthy

In a recent New York Times op-ed piece, Garry Wills writes that: "There is no such thing as a ‘Christian politics.’" He then reminds us what Jesus told Pilate: "My reign is not of this present order. If my reign were of this present order, my supporters would have fought against my being turned over to the Jews. But my reign is not here."

     Wills says this is a truth that needs emphasis at a time when "some Democrats, fearing that the Republicans have advanced over them by the use of religion, want to respond with a claim that Jesus is really on their side. He is not."

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