WEIRTON, W.VA — John Edwards says voters should know that religion is important to him and to Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, but the issue shouldn’t be used to divide people in the election.
"My faith is very important to me, and the same is true of John Kerry," the vice-presidential candidate told The Associated Press after a campaign stop in West Virginia this week.
Kerry was an altar boy-turned-soldier who wore a cross under his uniform every day in Vietnam and once contemplated the priesthood. Edwards was baptized as a teen, spent a decade in Bible study groups and led the weekly prayer breakfast in the U.S. Senate.
"The two of us talk about our faith — with each other," Edwards said. "Our faith is important to us, and it’s always been important to us, and people should know that.
"I don’t think that faith should be used to divide us," he said. (source)
Because of the consequence of original sin the fact is that faith will divide us.
for henceforth in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three;they will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against her mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law." — Luke.12:52-53