With his "Armageddon" reference, John Boehner committed a sort of biblical terrorism: He used a spiritual document that speaks of healing and hope and used it to instill fear and misinformed confusion in those who support him.
Are we comfortable with prayer being used as a technique to get confessions? For many of us, there is something deeply troubling about this trend, which has been almost uniformly approved of by courts.
We are witnessing the emergence of an unstated yet court-sanctioned right, one that makes no appearance in the Constitution and yet seems to trump the First Amendment at every turn: the right to not be offended.
Even if we are believers, we know that there is a difference between teaching about the history of religion in America and preaching the Gospel to a captive audience of children in our nation's classrooms.
Obama's faith should be irrelevant since unlike Bush's Christian-dominated faith-based initiatives, he insists that he will not use government resources to promote either Christianity or Islam or any other religion.