Obama Uses Sermon on the Mount to Elevate Speeches
But even if conservatives disagree with Obama's scriptural interpretations, they should be glad their president is reading—and talking about—the Bible, said Russell D. Moore, dean of the school of theology of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.
"Over the last 30 years or so many who hold to President Obama's worldview have criticized evangelicals and Roman Catholics for basing public policy positions on faith principles as a supposed violation of separation of church and state," Moore said.
"If President Obama is acknowledging that he has a religiously informed point of view that could be a positive development," Moore said.
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