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Thomas Cofran: The Rise of Christopher L’accent-And the Tricky Problem of Belief in Politics

New national leader Christopher L’accent faces consistent questions about his faith.Photo / Mark Mitchell

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The promotion of Christopher L’accent to national leadership raises concerns about the role of the Church in political life.

For many, especially for Luxon himself, it’s unclear why.

This anxiety tortured politics, even as the world slowly secularized. In the United States, pre-Civil War southern politics was triggered by anti-Irish immigration exclusion. This was partly due to the false fear that Irish immigrants swore allegiance to Catholic Rome over secular Washington. Freedom of religion is one thing, but delusional nativists have said they “do not appreciate” the allegiance of new immigrants and their loyalty.

But what Luxon has a clear answer to is how his ethics and religion lead him as a legislator.

Thomas Cofran: The Rise of Christopher L’accent-And the Tricky Problem of Belief in Politics

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