The Guardian, 1 April 2023: "Faith leaders pray with President Donald Trump during a rally for evangelical supporters at the King Jesus International Ministry church in Miami on 3 January 2020. Photograph: Lynne Sladky/AP"

Do not mix religion and politics,
Even though God might have the odd opinion,
And Jesus Christ died on a crucifix.

Examples of the opposite one could pick:
Charlegmane, as much as anyone,
Mixed, for sure, religion and politics –

Muhammad waged war in the Middle East,
Theocrats in Iran wage war on women –
But Jesus Christ died on a crucifix –

Burmese monks burn Rohingya villages,
TV evangelists love right-wing politicians –
Politics and religion do not mix –

Joseph Smith, he of the Latter Day Saints,
Became General of the Nauvoo Legion –
But his Jesus died on a crucifix –

In India, Modi persecutes Muslims,
Catholic countries ran the Inquisition.
Religion and politics do not mix.
Jesus died on a crucifix.

"House by the Railroad," Edward Hopper, 1925


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