Andrew McDonald, Connecticut's openly gay senator, presented his talk "The Church and State in Connecticut" at the St. Francis Episcopal Church lecture series "Voices of Faith in Life." McDonald expressing his objections to people of faith seeking representation and participating in the political process. McDonald, a proponent of the divisive subject of gay-marriage, accused religious groups seeking representation as divisive.
"I'm frightened because religion is being used for goals and objectives that were never intended for public life."
Sen. McDonald: Religion's hand in politics is troubling
"The general principles, on which the Fathers achieved independence, were ... the general principles of Christianity."
"Without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite society."
- John Adams writing to Thomas Jefferson.