In 1960, a Catholic ran for the White House. When confronted with the possibility that his devotion to his religion might make him unfit for office he said: “Are we going to admit to the world that a Jew can be elected mayor of Dublin, a Protestant can be elected Foreign Minister of France, a Moslem can be elected to the Israeli parliament—but a Catholic cannot be President of the United States? Worse still, are we going to admit to ourselves that one third of the American people is forever barred from the White House?”
As a Catholic American, I thought that question was long since answered. Apparently, I was wrong.
David Marcus in the Federalist, yesterday. Read the whole thing.