In my commitment to the Christian faith, I identify as deeply devout. Nevertheless, I’m acutely aware that America operates not as a theocracy, but as a constitutional republic. In my reading, our Constitution emphasizes the liberty to practice any religion, but does not advocate for an absence of religious presence. As the nexus of faith and politics intertwines, expect me to vocalize my beliefs frequently, heeding the divine call to bear witness. Yet, my aim is to do so in a manner that acknowledges and respects diverse spiritual journeys, always seeking to enlighten rather than condemn.