Yet another conservative politician has provoked charges of blurring the separation of church and state. In the latest example, the politician is openly urging a more active role for religion in public life. Not only is he is stressing his country’s “Christian roots,” but he has gone so far as to say:
A person who believes is a person who hopes. The republic has an interest in having many men and women who hope.
So who is this “Christianist”? He’s Nicolas Sarkozy, president of France. It seems that “Sarko the American” is also “Sarko the Catholic.”