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0643, 26 Feb 19

State liberals implement religious test for public office

My column for the Washington County Daily News is online and in print. Here’s a taste:

There is a dangerous strain of anti-Christian bigotry emanating from the political left in our nation. It has been growing for years, but it has finally festered to the point that, for too many on the left, a person is unfit for public office if they simply and faithfully live their lives according to their Christian faith. That bigotry is rearing its vile head right here in Wisconsin with the left’s most recent attack on Judge Brian Hagedorn.


Whether one agrees with this teaching or not is not the issue. Our nation was founded on the principles of religious liberty and the freedom to associate, or not associate, with whomever one pleases. It has long been the modern American ethos that one can practice their faith and still serve in public office.

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution explicitly states that, “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” This includes requiring that people who serve in public office do not have any religion at all.

The radical left is trying to destroy our religious liberty by implementing an anti-Christian religious test for public office. A candidate fails their religious test and is declared “unfit to serve” if the candidate is a practicing Christian. Their religious test is unconstitutional, un-American, immoral, and undermines representative government.


0643, 26 February 2019


  1. jjf

    So when exactly was he subjected to a religious test, and by which government official?

    Or more precisely, which moon are you barking at, and who is the victim?

  2. Kevin Scheunemann


    Blind to the bigotry against Christians.

    I am not surprised.

  3. jjf

    I don’t understand the whining and victimology.

    If he was elected, if enough of the public voted for him, and then they required a religious test – this might make sense.

    So far, though, he’s just a candidate.  I could for him or against him based on the color of his hair.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    If we said same type of things about the Muslim in MN about her disgusting, violent religious ideology, who hangs out with racists and anti-Semites….if we said 10% of this about her, you lefties would be looney tune insane!

    It is the double standard that ends up defending leftist evil is what I object too.

  5. jjf

    Not sure where you’re drifting, Kevin, but given what you know about my thoughts on religion, do you deduce that I’m supportive of Muslims implementing their belief into law any more than Christians doing the same?

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    Judging by your outrage toward church practice of grace and repentance on sexual practices….you must be super outraged at Democrat from MN where no grace and forgiveness exists toward homosexuals in Islam….execution is common solution for homosexuals in Islam.

    Yet, your liberal ilk elect her????

  7. jjf

    There was a candidate in Minnesota who wanted to execute homosexuals?  Maybe then your comment might make a point.  Of course, if there was no such candidate, then what should we conclude about your comment?

  8. Kevin Scheunemann

    Her religion executes homosexuals in at least 26 countries.

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