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"Is God a Republican or a Democrat?
It seems that God has been speaking mostly to Republicans when it comes to the call to serve in public office.
In an interview posted at the Faith & Freedom coalition website, former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed asked Sharron Angle, who won Nevada's Republican Senate primary, about her rapid rise. Angle gave a spiritual answer to a political question:
Reed: Sharron, you really came, you know, maybe not out of nowhere, but from the back of the back of the pack to win the Republican primary here in Nevada. There's a new poll out this week that shows you leading Harry Reid by seven or eight points. How do you explain all of this? You're now a national story. Are you kind of overwhelmed by it all?
Sharon Angle: "Not really. I believe that God has been in this from the beginning and because of that, when he has a plan and purpose for your life and you fit into that what he calls you to, he's always equipped people."
God, if you believe His messengers, also spoke to Sarah Palin, George Bush and Norm Coleman, calling them to public office.
Should we take them at their word?
Like many religious people, some politicians view their vocations through a spiritual lens. But in a pluralistic society, how should we interpret these claims?
What other politicians or leaders have you seen claim divine endorsement? How do you interpret their beliefs? Is God a Republican after all?"
I once saw a bumper sticker that said "God is a conservative, Jesus is a liberal." How do people's religious views line up with their politics?"Is God a Republican or a Democrat?
It seems that God has been speaking mostly... more