Whatever their conception of God, politicians seem ever intent on convincing others that he is on their side. For if God is with them, their principles, policies, and practices must be right, and their competitors’ must be wrong.
In the ongoing immigration debate, Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the practice of separating immigrant families at the border by invoking St. Paul’s instruction to submit to the governing authorities (and their laws). To which, Hillary Clinton tweeted, “Jesus said ‘Suffer the little children unto me.’ He did not say ‘let the children suffer.’”
Back at the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions, both groups

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