What does this mean to you?
Quotes found in various places.
~ “It suggests a view that religion should be a private matter, not a public one.”
~ “What is wrong with wearing your religion on your sleeve?” It seems that today it is alright to wear your “Atheism, Sexual Orientation, Race, Disability, Party Affiliation, Belief in Darwinism, etc” on your sleeve, but to say that you are a Christian is now to be only whispered in the confines of your home.”
~ “In his convention acceptance speech, Kerry said he does not wear his faith on his sleeve. Asked on CBS last month about Bush, Kerry said the president has “unabashedly” put religion in play by injecting religion into policymaking.”
~ Obama “I think there is an enormous danger on the part of public figures to rationalize or justify their actions by claiming God’s mandate. I don’t think it’s healthy for public figures to wear religion on their sleeve as a means to insulate themselves from criticism, or dialogue with people who disagree with them.”
~ Phil Burress, president of Citizens for Community Values in Ohio, said he respects McCain’s preference for a private faith.
“I believe his faith is deep, but he will not use it to try to get somebody to vote for him,” said Burress, an evangelical Christian who met with McCain in June along with a handful of other conservative leaders in Cincinnati. “I just think that that’s his style, that he just does not wear his religion on his sleeve.”
In recent weeks, McCain has made brief mentions of faith, recounting the Christian history of Georgia after Russian forces entered the country, calling Hispanic immigrants “God’s children” in an advertisement and saying of today’s military members: “I pray to a loving God that he bless and protect them.”