A Christian In The White House Does Not Make A Theocracy  

A person's core beliefs make up who that person is and such beliefs will always play a part in that person's decision making. This is just how it is. We are what we are. And just as a homosexual cannot leave his homosexuality at the door, a Christian cannot leave his Christianity at the door either.

I like to know as much as the candidate lets be known about his/her core beliefs. And of course there is no test, so I listen and hear what the person is willing to share with us. I also look for fruit (actions), which tells me far more.

There is to be no litmus test to run for the office of presidency. This would include a test that would rule out people of a biblical based true Christian faith-belief.

The constitution protects this country from becoming a theocracy, but it does not hinder a president from practicing his/her faith belief in the everyday work of the presidency.

Basically, the constitution protects us from congress making a law saying that we all have to be Baptists, but does not stop congress from making a law that reflects beliefs that are held by Baptists, as they pertain to issues at hand.

For example: The Unitarian Universalist church (UUC) believes that it is a woman's duty to abort an unwanted baby. The UUC was very instrumental in the Row v Wade case, and it has played a major roll in laws that have been passed, pertaining to abortions. Many lawmakers in congress share the same beliefs as the UUC and have voted their faith-beliefs, while writing, voting for, and passing laws that continue to allow abortions. They have not made a law saying that we all have to be Unitarian Universalist, but they have made laws that reflect their faith-beliefs.

Just as it is an American heathen's right to run for office, so too is it am American Christian's right. And just as heathens don't have to vote for the Christian, Christians don't have to vote for the heathen.
Debra J.M. Smith -  07-01-11

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