‘God will find a way to be invoked in this year’s vote’

Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, who gave the benediction last week after former President Bill Clinton’s … Continued

Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, who gave the benediction last week after former President Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention, penned the following poem about faith and politics.

Writes Wolpe:

Religion has a place in the political debate.
It fuels higher aspirations in the laws that we create.
So long as we are moved in life by deeper core convictions,
Faith will not accede to ideological evictions.

So watch the candidates profess whatever faith thy choose
And the parties, with their platforms, garner plaudits and some boos,
Still God will find a way to be invoked in this year’s vote
And the slate that slights the Lord could be the one that He will smote.
Or, She’ll smote the one that crams Her down our reluctant throat?

View Photo Gallery: Faith is on display at the gathering of delegates in Charlotte.

Rabbi of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, David Wolpe is the author of seven books including “Making Loss Matter: Creating Meaning in Difficult Times” and his latest, “Why Faith Matters.” Follow him on Facebook.


  • AgentFoxMulder

    In that case, God CAN”T be dead. Let’s hope He isn’t offended by the freedom we take with our pronouns.

  • Secular1

    “In that case, God CAN”T be dead. “. Breaking news AgentFoxMulder you are right, certainly one that never was cannot be dead. And certainly one that never existed can hardly be expected to be offended by any choice of pronouns, don’t you agree.


    Did someone once tell you your poetry was amusing or interesting?

    They were wrong.

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