Opinion writer Timothy Egan wrote recently on the contrasting approaches leading Democrats and Republicans are taking when citing faith in their politics.
“Buttigieg goes much further than mere Bible-citing,” says Egan. “He’s taking it directly to Trump and to Vice President Mike Pence, who flashes his piety like a seven-carat diamond on his pinkie finger. It’s hard to look at the actions of President Trump, Buttigieg said, ‘and believe they are the actions of somebody who believes in God.'”
But, as the Egan notes, “We should wince at any claim of providential partisanship. The founders were explicit about this in writing a strictly secular Constitution.”