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Ted Cruz: 45% of Americans Fail My Religious Test for the Presidency

United States Constitution Article VI: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

U.S. Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, November 6 2015: “Any president who doesn’t begin every day on his knees isn’t fit to be commander-in-chief of this nation.”

2014 Religious Landscape Survey: 45% of American adults report that they do not pray every day.

It has long been acceptable in Republican political circles to call for the social shunning, political expulsion, personal persecution and even death of atheists.  The question is, has Senator Ted Cruz crossed any line by holding a religious test for office that a full 45% of Americans would fail?  Or is spitting on the irreligious still acceptable in America?

Watch for major media outlets to either pick up this news story… or just shrug it off as no big deal.  That’s the religious test we really should be watching.

4 thoughts on “Ted Cruz: 45% of Americans Fail My Religious Test for the Presidency”

  1. Korky Day says:

    I pray that Cruz never becomes president.

  2. ella says:

    Someone else said he didn’t like Cruz. Some polls show Cruz in second place, for the time being. That has probably changed by now anyway. That would be difficult for someone in a wheelchair, however FDR, I’ve heard, did pray every day. Hope Cruz doesn’t take the knee bending thing too seriously, a lot of middle aged folks have a hard time with that. We had a Catholic President before, John F. Kennedy. I don’t know that I would want to repeat that, but he is considered to have been a great president.

  3. Leroy says:

    Seeing as how some of the MSM (only some) covered it for only a brief time, I would assume that the media is going to ignore it.

    But, yes, the irreligious are not given much respect in American politics. A strong majority of all registered voters (Independents, Republicans, and Democrats combined) say that they would NOT consider legitimately voting for a presidential candidate who was not a “person of faith”. The percentage was higher for Republicans and Independents, but was still a majority even for Democrats (though both Democrats and Independents were more liberal in that it could be faiths other than Christianity – this posted this in some other article, with links as I recall – while the majority of Republicans felt that it needed to be the Christian faith).

    What is interesting is that the degree of TRUE faith seemed to be immaterial. JFK was the first Catholic to be elected, but was a notorious womanizer (adulterer) yet that didn’t seem to matter. Then you have LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, George 41, Bill Clinton, and George 43 who were all maybe church members and professed Christians, but were everything from major liars to criminals and rarely followed the example of, say, Yeshua (Jesus) the man whose name the religion is referred to!

    But voters clearly want that “knowledge” of professed faith.

    On a side issue, I saw where Democrat campaign analysts are starting to come to conclusions that Rubio will be the presidential candidate and Kasich the VP on the ticket, that both Carson and Trump are going to self impede early in the primaries.

    Whatever it turns out, I still have a hunch that if Trump is clearly NOT lined up to take the GOP nomination – and his polling is still around 25% – that he pulls out of GOP and runs Third Party. Ego if nothing else.

    1. Leroy says:

      And if you think about it, Republicans only make up 23% of registered voters. And scientific polls only poll registered Republicans. So when Carson or Trump (or both) are in that 25% range of whatever poll, that means only that 1/4th of 23% of registered voters are displayed in those support figures.

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