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(CNSNews.com) - A majority of Americans now say they would vote for an atheist for president of the United States if their political party nominated one, says a new Gallup poll.
Between June 7-10, Gallup asked 1,004 American adults about whether they would vote or not vote for someone based on their religion, race or sexual orientation. Specifically, relevant to atheism, Gallup asked: “Between now and the 2012 political conventions, there will be discussion about the of presidential candidates--their education, age, religion, race, and so on. If your party nominated a generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be an atheist, would you vote for that person?”
I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute—where no Catholic prelate would tell the President (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishoners for whom to vote—where no church or church school is granted any public funds or political preference—and where no man is denied public office merely because his religion differs from the President who might appoint him or the people who might elect him. I believe in an America that is officially neither Catholic, Protestant nor Jewish—where no public official either requests or accepts instructions on public policy from the Pope, the National Council of Churches or any other ecclesiastical source—where no religious body seeks to impose its will directly or indirectly upon the general populace or the public acts of its officials—and where religious liberty is so indivisible that an act against one church is treated as an act against all. [...] I do not speak for my church on public matters—and the church does not speak for me. Whatever issue may come before me as President—on birth control, divorce, censorship, gambling or any other subject—I will make my decision in accordance with these views, in accordance with what my conscience tells me to be the national interest, and without regard to outside religious pressures or dictates. And no power or threat of punishment could cause me to decide otherwise. But if the time should ever come—and I do not concede any conflict to be even remotely possible—when my office would require me to either violate my conscience or violate the national interest, then I would resign the office; and I hope any conscientious public servant would do the same.
Originally posted by Advantage
Id vote for whomever could run the country and wasnt a paid for drone. The guy who did our plumbing.. Id vote for him over either Obama or Romney. Religion has nothing to do with this decision. Its the MSM being stupid again and mocking up idiot polls to make it sound like its a sample of our whole population.
Originally posted by CynicalWabbit
reply to post by Germanicus
Americans will be using the metric system before we know it
Been there done that before, it failed
guess people are getting tired of Christian running everything
Originally posted by balon0
I still don't understand why the back of our dollar bills still say "in god we trust" or I pledge allegiance includes "one nation under god."