In the Washington Post’s On Faith section, Sally Quinn, whose last noticed piece of writing was a much-ridiculed lament about the decline of the Washington power dinner party, is out this afternoon with quite possibly one of the most slipshod treatments of religion in the presidential campaign to date.
Mitt Romney, writes Quinn, “owned” the debate because he stated that “We’re all children of the same God,” endowed by a “Creator.”
You don’t have to read more. Romney said “God,” Obama did not. It’s an open and shut case for Sally Quinn. Romney is victorious.
Here’s the sole basis for Quinn’s argument:
This is a religious country. Part of claiming your citizenship is claiming a belief in God, even if you are not Christian We’ve got the Creator in our Declaration of Independence. We’ve got “In God We Trust” on our coins. We’ve got “one nation under God” in our Pledge of Allegiance. And we say prayers in the Senate and the House of Representatives to God.
An atheist could never get elected dog catcher, much less president…
Up until now, the idea of being American and believing in God were synonymous.
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