Katherine Harris: Separation of church and state is "a lie"
Katherine Harris must be desperate for publicity, and she must not be too concerned about what kind of publicity she gets. Her latest harebrained ploy: telling a religious journal that separation of church and state is "a lie we have been told," that separating religion and politics is "wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers," that God and the founding fathers did not intend America to be "a nation of secular laws," and that "if you're not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin."
How did fellow Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida), who is Jewish, feel about Harris' remarks? "Disgusted," she told the Orlando Sentinel.
But Wasserman's disgust is completely unfounded, because Harris was "speaking to a Christian audience, addressing a common misperception that people of faith should not be actively involved in government," according to a statement from her campaign. Also, her comments reflected "her deep grounding in Judeo-Christian values," the statement said, adding that Harris had previously supported pro-Israel legislation and legislation recognizing the Holocaust.
Hey, wouldn't Katherine Harris and Mel Gibson make a cute couple?