Religion may not be a listed in the Constitution of the United States as a qualification for President of the United States of America, but apparently many Americans have a closely held belief that religion should be a qualification to be President, specifically the Christian religion.
It just seems to me that religion has permeated the news media in reporting United States Presidential politics. I, myself, have commented on religion and politics a couple times here at Roland Hansen Commentary, but I did not know I was part of a trend. How avant-garde of me!
You may ask “Trend?” and I so respond “Trend.”
Here is the latest that I have read in regards to the attention that the “importance” of religion has been getting in the national political arena: Read the commentary entitled "Consultant's 'tough sell' is to spotlight Hillary's faith" by David Yonke, religion editor for the Toledo, Ohio daily newspaper The Blade.
The bulk of American people have truly demonstrated hypocrisy of the utmost kind. On the one hand, Americans seem distressed that many Middle East countries are considered to be geo-political Muslim States. Many Americans cry for a separation of those countries’ political and religious factions and call for freedom of religion in those countries. On the other hand, many but not all of these same people inject their own religious beliefs onto the American political scene and government asserting that the United States of America is a Christian country founded on Christian beliefs by the Christian founders of our country and that we should have a Christian President.
It may seem to the defensive people out there that I am harping on something that they consider insignificant or that I am sacrilegious. Fine. Go ahead and feel that way. Stick your head in the sand. Go ahead; continue to criticize Muslims of the Mid East and Far East, and continue to criticize the Jews of Israel, and continue to criticize the atheist governments of other countries. Look in the mirror and tell yourself that you are right and anyone who differs with you is all wrong. After all, it’s the “Christian thing” to do ---- NOT! The United States of America is not a theocracy.