[Content Note: Christian Supremacy; homophobia.]
"Any president who doesn't begin every day on his knees isn't fit to be commander-in-chief of this country."—Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz. Who, just to be clear, is talking about praying. Ahem.
Cruz made this cool statement at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Iowa last week, "an event organized by extremist right-wing pastor Kevin Swanson, who earlier in the program proclaimed that, according to the Bible, 'the sin of homosexuality...is worthy of death.'"
So, according to Cruz, atheists aren't fit to be commander-in-chief. (Presumably, Cruz believes that only Christians, and a very particular subset of Christians at that, are fit to be commander-in-chief, and just doesn't give a rat's ass that there are other religious traditions in which people quite literally start every day on their knees in prayer.) That's a pretty unsurprising assertion coming from Cruz, who is an unapologetic Christian Supremacist.
Still. Here we are, in the year of our lord Jesus Jones two thousand and fifteen, and it remains utterly uncontroversial among millions of USians for a presidential candidate to say that atheists (and other non-Christians) are unfit for the presidency.