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.