I feel the need to point out this one section to illustrate how the separation between church and state is anything but separate, and is a complete fallacy. Vice President Mike Pence proves this not only on so many levels but at the highest of levels. Once again most of us are made to look the other way at this spectacle.
Excerpt 1 from The Danger Of President Pence by Jane Mayer of the New Yorker
In 1979, during Pence’s junior year in college, Jerry Falwell founded the Moral Majority, to mobilize Christian voters as a political force. Pence voted for Jimmy Carter in 1980, but he soon joined the march of many Christians toward the Republican Party. The Moral Majority’s co-founder, Paul Weyrich, a Midwestern Catholic, established numerous institutions of the conservative movement, including the Heritage Foundation and the Republican Study Committee, a caucus of far-right congressional members, which Pence eventually led. Weyrich condemned homosexuality, feminism, abortion, and government-imposed racial integration, and he partnered with some controversial figures, including Laszlo Pasztor, a former member of a pro-Nazi party in Hungary. When Weyrich died, in 2008, Pence praised him as a “friend and mentor” and a “founding father of the modern conservative movement,” from whom he had “benefited immeasurably.”
It is a given that the Christian Identity is a prerequisite to being president or in line to. This, even though “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” Article VI of the U.S. Constitution. Constituents regardless of religious affiliation or status seem compelled to even a cynical performance (by Trump) of such test prior to heading to the polls.
Christian Identity has proliferated into numerous denominations. There are some with sensitive beliefs in tow that have recognized that their God should, in fact be, an inclusive God. However, the ones who have been the catalyst of many electoral campaigns are the ones that I want to point out here. Their moral compass, as a bent, points in the most ungodliest of directions.
…and so it would absolutely be as terrifying as terrifying can get if Pence is to assume the Oval Office by some calamitous event.