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Recent statements from Kerry, Dobson, Osteen, and Bush.
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"For all the anger and fear so often expressed about the intersection of politics and religion, I believe that a vision of public service based upon serving rather than being served is ultimately a vision of hope and not despair."
Sen. John Kerry, speaking at Pepperdine University on September 18 about how his faith shapes his political views.

"I have flat-out been ticked at Republicans for the past two years. … [But] this country is at a crisis point. Whether or not the Republicans deserve the power they were given, the alternatives are downright frightening."
James Dobson, at a Pennsylvania rally in September.

"I think God wants us to be prosperous. I think he wants us to be happy. To me, you need to have money to pay your bills. I think God wants us to send our kids to college. I think he wants us to be a blessing to other people. But I don't think I'd say God wants us to be rich. It's all relative, isn't it?"
Joel Osteen, in a Time cover story about the prosperity gospel.

"It seems like to me there's a Third Awakening with a cultural change."
President George W. Bush, talking to National Review and other publications.



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Sources: Pepperdine University, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Time, National Review Online

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