Friday, September 16, 2005

Senator Specter Abuses the Constitution

According to an article at The American Spectator (referring to a post at Mirror of Justice), Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania (chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee) asked this of Judge John Roberts:
When you talk about your personal views and, as they may relate to your own faith, would you say that your views are the same as those expressed by John Kennedy when he was a candidate, when he spoke to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association in September of 1960, quote, do not speak for my church on public matters and the church does not speak for me, close quote?
I believe that Senator Specter violated Article VI, Clause 3, of the U.S. Constitution, which states in part that
no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.
What was the senator's question, if not a religious test?