In the United States there are suppose to be no religious tests to hold public office. That's right there in the Constitution (a document conservatives claim to love). But religious conservatives seem to be doing all in their considerable power to decide who the GOP nominee for president will be. In short, they trying to imposing a religious test on the presidency. Separation of church of state doesn't mean that people of faith should refrain from the political process but - in the words of the United Methodist Church - the integrity of church and state "is best served when both institutions do not try to control the other" and church officials attempting to decide who the GOP nominee is goes too far. That is exactly what is happening today. Otherwise, why are officials of the Southern Baptist Convention like Richard Land weighing in on the GOP nomination process? We cannot afford to allow our democracy to devolve into a theocracy. Religious liberty is at stake in 2012.
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