I don't particularly like Meg Whitman, or Republicans in general, but I have to give her credit for this. She turned down a chance to speak with a key constituency in California--Latino and African American voters--which was sponsored by a religious group. The event, called the California Gubernatorial Faith Forum, is scheduled to take place at the San Francisco Christian Center. It is not a discussion between candidates, but rather a chance for them to answer questions about how their faiths affected their lives. In other words, it is a chance for them to show off how religious they are in order to win votes.
Jerry Brown, who once identified as a Buddhist, will be appearing. Then again, he also spent some time in India working for Mother Theresa.
The sad thing is that people feel they should get votes, not because of their policies but because of their faith. So much for separation of Church and State.
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