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"Sexy teenage witches or nature-worshipping environmentalists, not Republican politicians, serve as our popular images of contemporary Pagans. But as fall campaigns for New York City�s City Council heat up, a Republican candidate from Queens has been forced �out of the broom closet.� Given that Republicans are typically linked with conservative Christianity, both the Neopagan community and some Republicans are a bit puzzled by Dan Halloran, who is running on Republican, Libertarian, Conservative, and Independence lines for City Council."

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Quite honestly - if everyone is so determined to separate religion and government; then what does it matter what reigion he practices?

On another thought; since Theodism predates Christianity - wouldn't that make him an extreme conservative?



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Michelle I thought the same thing. We are to separate government and religion yet many many many voters will base a vote on what the candidates religious denomination is.

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Originally Posted By: Leslie- Wicca Editor
Michelle I thought the same thing. We are to separate government and religion yet many many many voters will base a vote on what the candidates religious denomination is.


The last time we mixed politics and religion- people were burnt at the stake.


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Dragoncharmer = I have that exact bumper sticker on my truck!

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In the U.S., religion is absolutely not separated from politics. It is apparent in a whole lot of legislation and the outcomes of so many votes.

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I agree.


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