The separation of church and state doesn’t mean that Americans must separate religion from politics, says Gary Scott Smith, author of Religion in the Oval Office: The Religious Lives of American Presidents.religion in the oval office

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Smith names America’s least-religious presidents, describes his chapter on the faith of President Obama, and also explains how religion led Harry Truman to support the creation of Israel.

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  1. user_316485 Member

    that this offer doesn’t understand the difference between Obama saying he’s influenced by his faith, and believing it, or truly acting it, is astounding. Does this man have no sense of irony as he speaks? Pure poppycock

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  2. user_981769 Inactive

    I noticed that the presidents that were most influenced by faith, other than Lincoln, were all Democrats.

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