A Republican Voice of Reason
Jack Danforth is a former Republican Senator and a retired Episcopal minister. And he’s angry at his own party for allowing itself to be hijacked by the Religious Right.
He was appalled by the Terri Schiavo fiasco last year. “The idea that religious groups were having rallies and that the members of Congress were considering legislation and that the president was very much involved — I remember watching that and thinking, This is just wrong.”
He’s also written two opinion columns in the New York Times, blasting Republicans for making wedge issues out of gay marriage, stem cell research and public prayers. He says real faith is about searching for answers, not presuming to know them. He also says “an assumption that ... I am God’s chosen messenger to deliver a certain political message is divisive.”
What he said.
Let the Swiftboating begin.