The press secretary for the Republican White House said, “The President is very concerned about this disturbing attempt to push God out of the public square. He said, and I quote, ‘The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, and that means people of faith are free to bring their beliefs into the public arena to weigh in on the issues of our day, and to help their fellow Americans. Government should not be looking to suppress our freedoms, but instead is here to protect our God-given rights.’”
Pastor Stephen Grant?
Stephen Grant is the pastor at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church on eastern Long Island. Grant is one of the more unique second-career clergy around, as he once worked for the CIA. Besides theology, his interests include archery, golf, writing, classic films, the beach, poker, baseball, and history. Grant also knows his wines, champagnes and brews. Oh yes, he generally dislikes politicians, and happens to be an expert marksman with a handgun and a rifle, while being pretty handy with a combat knife as well.