No Religious Test Shall Ever Be Required For the President. Article VI – US Constitution

No Religious Test for the President

In American politics today there is a faction of right wing conservative Christians who judge every candidate by their religion. There are those who have long maintained that President Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim, and therefore unqualified for the presidency. During his 2008 bid for the presidency former Governor Mitt Romney was incessantly questioned about his Mormon faith. It was so bad he had to give a famed “Faith in America” speech specifically declaring that electing him was not the same as putting the LDS church in charge of…

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Equal Protection vs. Freedom of Religion

We the People - Constitution

Recently, Dallin H. Oaks, a high ranking Elder of the Mormon Church spoke at Chapman University School of Law on February 4 2011. In his speech he made the observation that; “Religious teachings and religious organizations are valuable and important to our free society and therefore deserving of special legal protection.” He claims this “special protection” in the first Amendment, in the clause: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; On the surface this is a simple argument. The first clause…

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