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Faith in the 2008 Election Faith in the 2008 Election
Religion played a significant role in the 2008 presidential campaign. Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, and the participants in both the Democratic and...

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Religious Liberty Religious Liberty
This collection gathers together key candidate statements on religious freedom from the primary and general election campaigns, addressing America's constitutional heritage...

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John McCain on Religious Freedom at Oakland University

May 7, 2008
Behind walls of prisons and persecuted before our very eyes in places like China, Iran, Burma, Sudan, North Korea and Saudi Arabia are tens-of-thousands of people whose only crime is to worship God in their own way. No society that denies religious freedom can ever rightly claim to be good in some other way. And no person can ever be true to any faith that believes in the dignity of all human life if they do not act out of concern for those whose dignity is assailed because of their faith. As President, I intend to make religious freedom a subject of great importance for the United States in our relations with other nations. […] Whether in bilateral negotiations, or in various multi-national organizations to which America belongs, I will make respect for the basic principle of religious freedom a priority in international relations.
John McCain John McCain
John McCain has represented Arizona in the US Senate since 1986 and was the Republican candidate for president in 2008. Prior to serving in the Senate, he served two terms in the US House of Representatives. An aviator who served in the Navy for...