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Bill Keller ought to rethink his position, and read the Constitution a bit more!
New York Times editor Bill Keller writes a loaded piece today posing a strict religion test for the 2012 GOP presidential candidates, noting that Americans are “too squeamish” about aggressively “probing” a candidates religious beliefs.
Keller isn’t worried about Mitt Romney, noting that he doesn’t care if Romney, “wears Mormon undergarments beneath his Gap skinny jeans, or if he believes that the stories of ancient American prophets were engraved on gold tablets and buried in upstate New York, or that Mormonism’s founding prophet practiced polygamy.”
What Keller is worried about is an evangelical “Trojan Horse.”
A Trojan Horse? Why is the Left is so afraid of any politician who is a Christian? Why is is they so deeply believe that Christians are plotting to make America a Theocracy?
Keller questions whether Bachmann believes the Bible is inerrant, homosexuality is an abomination, and whether she thinks slavery was acceptable in the American South.
Why on earth would he even think Bachman is a fan of slavery? What an outrageous line of thinking, and I hesitate to call such stupidity thinking.
He wants to ask Perry if he will use the Bible to drive policy, or disavow the Holocaust, or denounce Catholicism based on his pastoral acquaintances.
So now Perry needs to disavow the Holocaust? Good Grief!! Is Keller really going there?
His questionnaire asks the following:
•Do you agree with those religious leaders who say that America is a “Christian nation” or a “Judeo-Christian nation?” and what does that mean in practice?
We are a “Christian nation: in that we are a nation where the majority religion is Christianity. We are also, thankfully, a secular government that recognizes the religious freedom of all our people to worship, or not, as they choose.
•Would you have any hesitation about appointing a Muslim to the federal bench? What about an atheist?
•What is your attitude toward the theory of evolution, and do you believe it should be taught in public schools?
A stupid question this is. The president really has no control over what is taught in science classes. It is a question meant to distract the Republican candidates, so that the campaign will not focus on Obamanomics. This is yet another sign of the desperation of the Left.
It ought to be noted that these questions are meant to paint the GOP candidates as extreme. By merely asking these questions, Keller thinks that he could hurt the chances of the GOP nominee. What a sad commentary that is on the credibility of our media.