How can religion not guide politics?

To the Editor:

A recent opinion written in this publication proclaimed: “One role of the church is charity — politics is not and should not be.” The author outlined why the church should not be involved in politics due to IRS tax exemption rules. 

Let’s keep politics and religion separate

To the Editor:

This week a friend posted a Will Rogers quote from 1931 that is certainly relevant today. “Ten men in our country could buy the whole world and ten million can’t buy enough to eat.” 

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