With Election Day finally having come and gone, God-o-Meter is closing up shop till 2012–or at least 2010. Till then, get your faith and politics fix over at Beliefnet editor-in-chief Steve Waldman’s blog.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole’s challenger Kay Hagan has create a new ad called “Belief” in response to Dole’s “Godless” spot, which attacked Hagan for attending a fundraiser connected to someone who is connected to an atheist group.This is a very post-2004 way for a Democrat to respond to a faith-based attack: quickly responding to the attack head-on and testifying unabashedly about one’s faith commitment. Which is to say, it’s a very “Obama” way to respond to a faith-based attack, as opposed to the “Kerry” way of responding: wringing one’s hands and marrying each public pronouncement about one’s faith to a reaffirmation of support for the complete separation of church and state. 9