Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden officiated a homosexual wedding ceremony of two White House staffers. What's interesting is that Biden considers himself a catholic and yet openly flouts the teaching of his church. Biden's done a similar thing with the issue of abortion— claiming he's personally against it while supporting it politically.  How is this possible? We're not talking about church doctrines to impose on the public, but moral issues as they intersect with public policy. If a politician really believes that abortion is the taking of an innocent human life, in order to be consistent, they should use their authority to stop it. If you say religious beliefs shouldn't influence politics, then you are substituting a secular belief in its place. This is arguably worse, because secularism divorces God from public life and displaces his ultimate authority with that of the government. And when human governments become the ultimate authority, it never ends well.