Despite common assumptions, our founders did not believe in a total separation of faith and politics. Thomas Paine said, “As the union between spiritual freedom and political liberty seems nearly inseparable, it is our duty to defend both.” Rather, they simply rejected the rule of church leaders in government. For them, faith was intertwined with politics. How is this relevant today? The media portray presidential nominee Joe Biden as a faithful Catholic, while his views on human life and religious liberty say otherwise.