Barack Obama warns that the Bible can be a dangerous guide for public policy, Focus on the Family revealed this week. The presidential candidate has suggested that Biblical moral principles could lead to the imposition of Old Testament dietary laws and slavery. Obama's squeamishness about religion, however, is a departure from the tradition established by our first president. Tara Ross and Joseph C. Smith, authors of Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church and State, show that George Washington believed in a robust public role for religion in America.
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