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Why a President’s Faith May Not Matter

posted on July 3, 2012

CNN’s John Blake analyzes the implications of a question posed by historian Darrin Grainder: “Does a president’s religious faith make any difference in how he governs?” Grainder doesn’t think so, saying, “If I asked George W. Bush what he thought about torture, I think outside the presidency he would say he hates it,” due to his religion, but would allow it for “American security.” However, Grainder admits it will be a long time before an atheist or agnostic is elected president because Americans “tie character and religious beliefs together.”

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