Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination for President, talked with an Atheist Voter in Iowa about his views on religion in public life and the separation of religion and government. Take a second to see his full answer.
The volume is a little low on the video, sorry about that.
Religious freedom in this country is part of our Constitution, and all of us agree with that. And you have many different religions, and people have the right, in this country, to practice the religion that they believe in.
But we also have a separation between religion and state. We know how dangerous it is, historically, for governments to get deeply involved with religion… Let’s not confuse and merge religion and state. That is not what our Founding Fathers wanted, and they were right.