Gov. Kathleen Sebelius told a statewide organization Saturday that it's time to take a new view of religion and politics.
Speaking to Kansans for Faithful Citizenship, a statewide nondenominational group that's just a year old, Sebelius said it's a mistake to make personal faith a political litmus test.
The Topeka Capital-Journal quoted Sebelius:
"Far too often religion is used as a way to intimidate and divide us in that if you don't believe in a certain set of credos, then somehow you are not religious," she said.Speaking at a Johnson County hotel, Sebelius talked about her personal faith and said her work as governor is guided by a chapter of Matthew that speaks to preparing the soul for judgment. The Capital-Journal reported:
"Did we feed the hungry?" she said. "Did we clothe the naked? Did we care for the sick? Did we act out of selfishness or selflessness? Do we truly love our neighbors as people of every faith are called on to do? If not, you're not going to be very welcome in the kingdom of heaven."Personally speaking, my only comment is amen to that.
All of her comments are well worth reading.