TOPICFaith in the 2008 Election
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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 Republican primary races spoke out on their beliefs and their understandings of religion in public life during the race for the White House. Controversial topics included social questions such as abortion and same-sex marriage, the role of Islam in America, and the direction of US foreign policy towards Israel and the Muslim world. This site gathers together the most important statements by the candidates in both the primary and general election campaigns.