No one of our faith – or that of any other denomination or religion – should be excluded from public office for his or her religious values. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution unequivocally prohibits such a litmus test: “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office of public trust under the United States.”
-Rep Henry Hyde maligning Sen Dick Durbin
Now here we have conservative Political Correctness, walling of rational and adult discussion. Dick Durbin simply asked how Roberts would reconcile his faith and the duties of his office. When a man wears his faith on his sleeve and promotes faith in government, he invites the question.
Henry Hyde is misrepresenting what Dick Durbin said. Dick Durbin never said the words that Henry Hyde disgracefully puts in his mouth.
For a Christian, to bear false witness against his neighbor is a violation of one of the Ten Commandments the Right wants to thurst into our life. Rep Hyde knows better.