You might want to check out this Adventist News Network story on the Liberty, International Religious Liberty Association, North American Religious Liberty Association annual banquet. The keynote speaker was Sen. John Kerry this year. In the past they've had John McCain.
Sen. Kerry said that, We all uphold the right to practice what we believe as a matter of religious freedom. The ability to be able to do that is a crucial part of our national identity; [it] is what we hold up to other nations and it's what we take great pride in." He also spoke about the environment noting that,"Every faith shares a commonality, a universality of principle. All share a fundamental respect for the earth itself, of creation and what it is." He then quoted 1 Corinthians 10:26 to remind his audience that 'The earth is the Lord's, And everything in it.'
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/4251