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Religious Tests

Somehow, I don't really buy Harold Meyerson when he cites his concerns over the "Christianization" of the Republican Party. He begins by reminding us that the founders opposed religious tests, but then proceeds to religiously test the Republicans.

Republicans support war and waterboarding, yet oppose immigration, according to Meyerson. This, he'd have us believe, is bad because it's inconsistent with the actual teachings of the Bible.

So would religious tests be appropriate if the GOP was more pious? If the GOP platform were instead a mirror image of the Sermon on the Mount, would that pass muster with Meyerson? My guess is no.

Exit Questions: Is his point then if you impose a religious test, at least pass it? Would the founders approve of that logic?

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