Katherine Harris calls separation of church and state a lie
August 28, 2006
More flailing on the Senatorial campaign trail by Republican Katherine Harris. Harris told a church group that the separation of church and state is a lie and that voters were "legislating sin" unless they voted for Christian candidates.
MIAMI Aug 26, 2006 (AP)Ã¢â‚¬â€ U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris told a religious journal that separation of church and state is "a lie" and God and the nation's founding fathers did not intend the country be "a nation of secular laws." The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate also said that if Christians are not elected, politicians will "legislate sin," including abortion and gay marriage.If Harris thinks that God picks our leaders, she's going to take her crushing defeat pretty hard.
Harris made the comments which she clarified Saturday in the Florida Baptist Witness, the weekly journal of the Florida Baptist State Convention, which interviewed political candidates and asked them about religion and their positions on issues.
Separation of church and state is "a lie we have been told," Harris said in the interview, published Thursday, saying separating religion and politics is "wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers."
"If you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin," Harris said. [...]
Harris' campaign released a statement Saturday saying she had been "speaking to a Christian audience, addressing a common misperception that people of faith should not be actively involved in government."