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Must it always be about religion?

Meet Al Hartman, the man behind City Proposition 2.

“I’m doing this because it’s right versus wrong,” says Hartman, 52, an attentive, mild-mannered real estate developer who proclaims he has been “on fire for the Lord” since becoming a born-again, evangelical Baptist 10 years ago.


[Mayor Bill] White, a Methodist, said he deeply appreciates religious faith but doesn’t understand what it has to do with competing revenue caps.

“In my faith, there’s not too much about airport revenues in the Scriptures,” he said.

Whatever. I’m with the Mayor on this one, and you’re going to have a hard time convincing me that Prop 2 was more “moral” than Prop 1 or opposition to both measures. I respect Hartman’s faith, but I wish he’d respect mine.

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  1. Morat says:

    Um, the people who spend their time interjecting their faith into public life — and making damn sure you know it’s faith driving them — don’t care about your faith. It’s wrong and deserves no respect.

    The people that DO repsect your faith don’t shove their own into the public spotlight.

    That whole “praying in a closet” thing is lost on them.