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Faith vs. government

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus were noticeably absent from today's lunch sponsored by the Faith and Politics Institute because of Hurricane Gustav.

Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota lauded his own state's emphasis on volunteerism as convention officials are making plans to create care packages for those who fled the hurricane's path.

Coleman later argued that the founding fathers were trying to protect religion from government and government from religion.

"The real danger comes when you build a wall between faith and government, not between church and state, but faith and government," Coleman said. "Now that's a dangerous wall." "The founders ? created an environment for the flourishing of religion like a place the earth has ever seen."

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Posted:September 1, 2008 at 1:04PM
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