This is only June. We have five months to go before the GE.
But the public has already been treated to a toxic mix of religion and politics, starting in February with the Rev. John Hagee's endorsement of John McCain (which was subsequently withdrawn after Hagee's comments "that Adolf Hitler had been fulfilling God's will by hastening the desire of Jews to return to Israel in accordance with biblical prophecy").
Then in March, we met - in earnest - Barack Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, whom Obama later "denounced" after Wright made an even bigger spectacle of himself at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
Now, presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama is actively "reaching out to" the religious community (again):