Yesterday's Papal visit to the White House was a feel-good affair. President Bush spoke first, saying "Here in America, you'll find a nation that welcomes the role of religion in the public square." Which is a little bit frightening coming from the chief executive of a government that is supposed to firmly believe in the separation of the two.
The Pope followed with his speech, where said this:
"Democracy can only flourish, as your founding fathers realized, when political leaders and those whom they represent are guided by truth and bring the wisdom born of firm moral principle to decisions affecting the life and future of the nation," he said.
At White House, Pope Lauds Americans’ Faith - New York Times
Wonder if democracy is flourishing under Bush?