Friday, February 17, 2012

Religion and politics: dangers of policy based on faith

I've my regular column with the ABC today, 'Religion and politics: dangers of policy based on faith'.

I'm making some observations about Mitt Romney's stance on birth control, and what they suggest about religion and political decisions.  A sample:
At its worst, religion in politics is a psychological money launderer, taking the mucky notes of prejudice, cleaning them with ideals of transcendent goodness, then presenting these to lawmakers as legal tender. Women, particularly the disadvantaged, usually end up poorer for this.
(Image: ABC)

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