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Friday, December 9, 2011

U.S. voters do care what candidates believe; The Free Lance-Star
Political candidates and religion, by Mary Beth Mathews

MITT ROMNEY’S religion matters. And so do the religions of all the other candidates. Whether you like it or not, the American electorate still believes that there is a religious test for public office. Contrary to Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution (“no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States”), American voters have proven time and again that a candidate’s religion is a matter of concern–or at least, interest.