5 faith facts about Lincoln Chafee: ‘I have to be respectful of everyone’

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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, right, gestures after signing the the Marriage Equality Act into law and handing it to Speaker Gordon Fox, left, at the State House in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 2, 2013. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi
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Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee, right, gestures after signing the the Marriage Equality Act into law and handing it to Speaker Gordon Fox, left, at the State House in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 2, 2013. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-CHAFEE-FAITH, originally transmitted on June 3, 2015.

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(RNS) The Republican-turned-Independent-turned-Democrat is an Episcopalian who skipped church on the day he was inaugurated governor of Rhode Island as a way of respecting the separation of church and state.

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  • bqrq

    Kimberly Winston said;
    “…… Chafee supports marriage equality, embryonic stem-cell research and reproductive choice for women…..”

    Dear Kimberly,
    Like all Democrat candidates for President, Lincoln Chafee refuses to explain how and why gay marriage is morally righteous, how it helps young people, and how it makes us a better Nation. Just like Obama, Chafee refuses to inform and educate ordinary citizens about how the virtues of love, grace, human dignity and personal morality relate to gay sex. Nor does Chafee bother to explain why so many of us are “wrong” about gay marriage.

    Kimberly – would you please help us understand why Democrat candidates support gay marriage but steadfastly refuse to explain and defend the moral veracity of gay marriage?

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  • S.Zahn

    I would suppose it has something to do with running a country with the Constitution as opposed to a book that contains a hodge-podge collection of inaccurately translated/transcribed words from unknown authors that lived in a time of scientific ignorance.
    I don’t know who you are or even have an idea of what level of intelligence you are running on. However, I hope that you are able to grasp the concept that they don’t have to defend same-sex marriages for the exact same reasons that they do not have to explain why interracial marriage is okay.
    I suppose you are the sort of “common citizen” that would want a god-like candidate to hold office. To me that means you would like someone who isn’t afraid to kill babies, command troops to wipe out entire populations but keep the women for sex, and drown the whole world.
    Here is a list of the characteristics of your ideal presidential candidate:
    http://commonsenseatheism.com/?p=21
    Thank Zeus you religious nuts are becoming…

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