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Some Revealing Responses to My Open Letter to Black Evangelicals

jkarov Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 12:30 PM
Did you know the most important document in US History, (our Constitution) mandates that there shall never be any religious test to hold federal or state office? See Article 6, paragraph 3. The founding Fathers debated extensively over this clause, but finally came to this language to prevent America from having a state religion, and to assure that anyone, even ATHIESTS could be elected as President. If the founding Fathers purposely chose a completely secular approach to who could be in high office, that should be the only standard for real conservatives, namely the Constitution.. Quote from Article 6: no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States
Mike4166 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:08 PM
Nice, j, but you miss the point. The Constitution was written in the fashion that it was, because it was premised on the idea that society, both the governing and the governed, would live their lives in fullfillment of "the laws of nature," in other words, God's law. When that is lost, as we do indeed see in society today, the Constitution as a founding document and a valid tool for governing loses its meaning and society drifts along on the whims of whatever the secularists decide is good today...
pastorial Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 3:30 PM
not really!

there is no religious test.
SterCrazy Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:26 PM
That does not mean that INDIVIDUALS cannot have standards that they want to uphold in their candidates - just that there cannot be an OFFICIAL qualification one must pass in order to become a candidate.

Progressives and atheists are trying to make a "religious test" that no religious person can be qualified for a public position (see Shawn Mitchell' 11/26/12 column - http://townhall.com/columnists/shawnmitchell/2012/11/26/lefts_newest_inquisition_deny_your_god_or_be_deemed_unfit). The furor over Richard Mourdock's religiously orthodox statements about rape and God's will is a case-in-point. The Left will only accept religious values that support liberal positions. All others are "crazy","fanatic" and "extreme".
gs425 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:22 PM
Umm, that means that no law shall be approved doing such. The People are free to hold their candidates up to religious standards
Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:13 PM


What ever happened to that important document?

Answer:

Self-serving pedagogues take liberties with it.

My open letter to my black Christian friends, written out of respect and solidarity, generated an extremely high number of email responses. They ranged from commendation to condemnation, with one email informing me that neither “you nor I are going to alter prophecy, these things are foretold, we have to pray now GOD will get us out of here before masses get destroyed!”

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