I remember back in A.D. 1960, when John F. Kennedy was running for the presidency, there was some some genuine concern that, being a Catholic, JFK might take orders from the Pope rather than the US Constitution and/or the American people. In retrospect, that concern seems silly.
Still, it was a “sign of the times” that America’s Protestant majority had some serious doubts about electing a Catholic (OMG!) to the presidency.
This November, voters will have a chance to choose between electing a Mormon fascist and a Muslim communist. Unlike A.D. 1960, no one seems particularly concerned. But, is that indifference a welcome sign that we’ve become a religiously tolerant people–or does it signal just how far America has strayed from God?
Whatever this year’s election signals, it surely shows that this country has changed dramatically, almost inconceivably, in the last 50 years. Who could’ve imagined this election just ten years ago?
We’ve come a wrong way, baby!