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As politicians talk more about faith, voters seem to want less
The Pew Forum for Religion and Public Life found more voters feel that politicians are talking about religion "too much."
April 26th, 2012
12:28 PM ET

As politicians talk more about faith, voters seem to want less

By Lisa Desjardins, CNN

(CNN) – Is Washington a holy city? It might seem that way, with all the talk about religion and morality in the 2012 election.

But all that God talk may be rubbing voters the wrong way.

"It's getting ugly out there," said Tim King, an evangelical Christian who works for the progressive religious group Sojourners. "There are a lot of Christians who are using their faith as a political weapon, which it's never meant to be."

King, who calls himself "politically homeless," says that while both parties talk about faith and invoke Scripture, he and other young evangelicals he knows sense an undercurrent of political gamesmanship in all the religious talk.

"You don't get to win the argument because you have more Bible verses," he told CNN Radio. "You need to make the case about why your policies are good for everyone."

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New York Trekkies wait for Enterprise
Star Trek cast members at the rollout of the Space Shuttle Enterprise in Palmdale, California on September 17, 1976 (NASA)
April 26th, 2012
09:00 AM ET

New York Trekkies wait for Enterprise

When the Enterprise exhibit opens at theIntrepid Sea, Air and Space museum in New York, Star Trek fans will be among the first people in line to see the historic space shuttle. Trekkies – fans of the television series and movies – share a special bond with NASA’s first reusable manned space craft.  The Enterprise got its name thanks in part to their efforts.

The first space shuttle was originally supposed to be called The Constitution.  But in 1976, President Ford received letters from Star Trek fans by the tens of thousand.  The science fiction buffs saw the shuttle as the realization of their dream world. They wanted it renamed Enterprise.

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