VIEWPOINT: Religion’s Influence on Politics

The American political system was founded on the belief that there is a need for the separation of church and state, but that hasn’t kept religion out of politics. On the contrary, religion still plays a huge role. According to the Pew Research Center, the majority of voters want their president to have strong religious beliefs, and those same voters also say a candidate’s lack of faith, would influence their vote. In this all important presidential election, just what is the role of faith in a voter’s decision?

Bishop Victor T. Curry, D. Min., D. Div., New Birth Baptist Church
Rabbi Frederick L. Klein, Rabbinical Association of Greater Miami
Shaikh Shafayat Mohamed, Darul Uloom Institute
Pastor Frank Toral, Potential Church