Democrats, for the most part, want to keep religion out of politics. For the most part, anytime the subject of faith comes up during a policy discussion, Democrats and their allies in the media will go to one of their favorite refrains about the separation of church and state.
However, that mantra doesn’t apply if and when Democrats believe they can use the subject of faith to their advantage.
New York senator and presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand’s campaign put out a video in which she tries to appeal to those of faith, saying that the Republican Party has distorted the conversation of Christianity in this country.
Of course, she’s trying to use Christianity to slam President Trump and the Republicans on the topic of immigration and the situation of the southern border. Basically, she’s using Christianity as a cudgel, the very thing she accuses Trump and the Republicans of doing.
I am a person of faith, and I believe Republicans have distorted the conversation about Christianity in this country.
President Trump is turning away people who are fleeing danger and need help. He’s separating families and locking children up. That isn’t Christian. It’s evil. pic.twitter.com/Nf3DJTcqNg
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) July 17, 2019
She mentions the “golden rule” and treating people as we’d like to be treated and how her Christian faith is a driving force in her life.
As someone who is such a committed Catholic and who is driven by her Christian faith, I wonder what Gillibrand thinks about what the Bible has to say about the topic of abortion?