Western Liberals and Religious Tests for High Office

“No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” In these few words included in Article VI, Section III of the Constitution of the United States of America, lay the foundation for the defense of religious belief as no barrier for holding high political office. This explicit ban on religious tests as prerequisite for high political office continues to be one of the great gifts of the American founding to the world and freedom. Many countries in the West have adopted similar constitutional or statutory language. However, our “modern” society led by Western liberal forces has swept away this tradition, creating an informal religious test and thus a barrier for high political office. The latest example of Western liberal imposition of a religious test, particularly regarding orthodox religious belief, was an interview by BBC presenter Jo Coburn of practicing Catholic MP Jacob...(Read Full Article)