Can you imagine the utter shitstorm of outcry there would be if anyone suggested a Christian but be able to hold office because of their faith?
"Christopher B. Shank, the Republican minority whip in the Maryland Senate, said that while he believed in pluralism, “I think what they want is an affirmation that the people of the state of Maryland don’t care about the Christian faith, and that is a little offensive.”
What the hell…?
This is typical conservative Christian mentality for you: Ask the government to stop treating atheists like shit and it’s automatically anti-Christian.
If it’s not obvious, this has nothing to do with Christians. They can run for office. They do run for office. All we’re asking for is the opportunity to have that opportunity."
– See more at: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/2014/12/07/seven-states-constitutions-say-atheists-cant-hold-public-office-but-why-not-toss-out-those-unenforceable-laws/#sthash.BdxcUpQD.dpuf