The Associated Press reports:
Before digging into his six-egg omelet at a bustling northeast Ohio diner, Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel stopped to bow his head. “Bless our food, our time, our conversation, in Jesus’ name,” said Pastor J.C. Church, who joined Mandel after a campaign event at a local church. ”Amen.”
Indeed, Mandel’s campaign is steeped in Christianity. His website features a picture of a cross and an American flag. He pledges to make decisions in Washington with “the Bible in one hand and the Constitution in the other.” And he holds most of his campaign events at evangelical churches.
Mandel touts his opposition to abortion and a belief that “there is no separation between church and state,” signaling a willingness to support policies such as prayer in public schools and permitting private businesses to turn away customers based on their religious beliefs.
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Mandel says “there is no separation between church and state” and supports prayer in public schools and letting businesses turn away gay customers. “You know, people want faith instilled in the classroom, in the workplace, in all aspects of society.” https://t.co/acmlJZrQOg
— FFRF (@FFRF) April 18, 2022
2022 #OHSen Republican Primary Poll:
Josh Mandel 23%
Mike Gibbons 17%
Matt Dolan 15%
Jane Timken 12%
J.D. Vance 10%
Remington Research Group/@JoshMandelOhio Internal ~ 884 LV ~ 4/11-4/12
— PollTracker (@PollTrackerUSA) April 14, 2022
.@JoshMandelOhio on one nuance of U.S. politics:
“I’m a proud Jew & when I look at the US-Israel relationship, I think liberal Jews in America should be ashamed of themselves. … The best friends of the US-Israel relationship are evangelical Christians.”https://t.co/ud80LUy1go
— Daniel Pipes دانيال بايبس 🇺🇦 (@DanielPipes) April 17, 2022