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Religion still has power in American politics

Religion still has power in American politics
"Interpretation is not a bad thing. We humans do it every day, to make sense and derive meaning from matters both trivial and profound."

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Religion continues to hold significant influence in American politics, as evidenced by the recent debate within the Southern Baptist Convention about banning women from serving in pastoral roles. This issue reflects the ongoing power of white evangelicals, who overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump in the 2016 and 2020 elections. The use of the word "biblical" in American politics is also of current interest, as it holds a certain power and influence over voters, even as more Americans are turning away from religion. The author, a former seminary student and journalist, emphasizes the need for Americans to critically evaluate the use of "biblical" in politics, regardless of their religious beliefs. The mix of religion and politics continues to shape public life in the United States, and sometimes even influences who sits in the White House.