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Religion and Politics: It’s OK to Be Worried

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The complete third paragraph of the sixth amendment is “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

The clear and simple meaning is that government cannot impose religious qualifications to be a candidate. An atheist is entitled to be a candidate, but you don’t have to vote for him if a Christian candidate is important to you.

Religion and Politics: It’s OK to Be Worried – WSJ.com

Author: Bill

Stumbling down the Middle Path, one day at a time.

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