Katherine Harris, as quoted in the Florida Baptist Witness:
Separation of church and state is “a lie we have been told,” Harris said in the interview, published Thursday, saying separating religion and politics is “wrong because God is the one who chooses our rulers.”
“If you’re not electing Christians, then in essence you are going to legislate sin,” Harris said.
Here’s Katherine Harris “clarifying” her stated belief that there should be a religious test for public office, and that the Establish Clause of the First Amendment is a lie:
“My comments were specifically directed toward a Christian group,” said Harris
The clarification on her campaign website never actually quotes her, and goes on to quote her campaign manager just running on and on about how supportive she of the state of Israel, and how she supported some sort of legislation about the holocaust. Big F&*king deal.
The worst comment she made is about God selecting our rulers. I called her Hillsborough Campaign office for confirmation or clarification. (You all should call there too, and ask about this…Rick Gorka at 813-288-8400.) The lady I spoke with just kept referring back to the clarification and the fact that she was speaking to a group of Christians, and trying to impress on them that some people (and this lady couldn’t elaborate on who exactly these “some people” are) used the statement about seperation to keep people for faith from voting. Good Lord, I thought they controlled the elections in the U.S. now.
I askedÂ about the Divine Rulers concept put forward by Ms. Harris. I explained that maybe I didn’t need to go stand in line on election day anymore since God makes the choice. As a former Secretary of State (we all remember that fiasco), she should at least give lip service to the concept that this is a country of elected officials, and not a country of divine rulers. Her campaign staffer (I’m surprised there was even someone there to answer the phone given that they are all quitting.) said it was “just words.” I explained that it is NOT just words, but that there exists a clear distinction between elected governments and “rulers.” It was at this point the lady started telling me how much more work she had to do. (I guess getting an idiot elected to the U.S. Senate takes a lot of work…actually, in thinking about it some more, it must be pretty easy.)
This lady is a nut job…certifiable, and definitely an embarassment to that State of Florida (and the entire Country for that matter).