I guess that, if one can pray for one’s sports team to win [I never understood why God would choose sides] then God can take part in political campaigns as well.
A growing number of Americans want closer ties between church and state, a poll found
Study: Americans want more religion in politics
I guess we never learned anything from the 100 years war.
Mike Huckabee asks that since prayer is banned from public schools, “should we be so surprised that schools would become a place of carnage?” [on Newtown school massacre. See Gail Collins in NY Times] http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/opinion/collins-looking-for-america.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
Three Republican candidates (Bachmann, Cain, Perry) all claimed that God told them to run. So God’s purpose is to enjoy the scramble? See http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/05/what-happens-when-candidates-called-by-god-drop-out/
“Cain says God persuaded him to run for president”
“…”That’s when I prayed and prayed and prayed. I’m a man of faith — I had to do a lot of praying for this one, more praying than I’ve ever done before in my life,” Cain said. “And when I finally realized that it was God saying that this is what I needed to do, I was like Moses. ‘You’ve got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?'”
“…Texas Gov. Rick Perry‘s wife, Anita, has said she felt God was speaking to her about the race, adding that her husband needed to see a “burning bush,” a Biblical reference to God’s first appearance to Moses.”
from USA Today—http://www.usatoday.com/news/politics/story/2011-11-12/herman-cain-god/51179242/1