The 2016 primaries have been full of religious rhetoric, be it pandering to a specific religious group or promoting fear of another. With this being the case, it can be expected to play a big role in the presidential election.
The Republican Party is often conjured as being representative of the “Christian Right” while the Democrat Party is seen as being more secular than religious. The Democrat presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have made little to no remarks on their religious upbringing and it can be assumed that religion plays little to no role in the Democrat Party.
But does it? Is the Democrat Party as secular as it is portrayed to be?
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