Saturday, August 21, 2010
Presidents and Religion
The truth is, religion has always been a pain in the ass issue for American presidents. During the Civil War, anti-catholic feelings were extremely high. Lincoln was constantly besmirched by rumors that he had been baptized a Catholic. Rumors of Franklin Roosevelt being a Jew were non stop during his administration. When Kennedy was running for president, he had to give a special speech to assure everyone he wouldn't take orders from the Pope if he was elected.
Some day Americans will elect a Muslin, or an atheist president and people will say, who cares. I am hoping I live long enough to see it.