Oh, to be on the outside looking in. However inaccurate outside characterisations of the US may be (and they sometimes are) the perceptions of the rest of the world are getting more frustrating. The U.S.’s rapidly declining (not even declining anymore, it’s more like in it’s “last throes”) reputation outside it’s own borders just has to evoke a sigh and a head shake at least twice a week these days. And the role of religion in the upcoming elections is one contributing element to that decline. They (meaning the folks at the Guardian in this case) think we let religion far too far into the public sphere.

Video – With God On Their Side. Sigh.

And then with things like this happening, can you blame them?

Video – Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee on amending the Constitution to make it…biblical. Double Sigh.

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