A brilliant letter by sister UmmZaid to Senator Barack Obama.
One’s religious faith has nothing to do with one’s fitness to serve in the office of the President of the United States, so why do you keep playing into this issue with the right wing and the media as if it does? I would not vote for you based on your religion alone, no matter what religion you are. I think the majority of Americans feel the same way. If people want to make a stink about it, then why is it so hard to simply say, “As I have said time and again, I’m a Christian. Now let’s address issues that truly matter to the American people?” Why not follow the example of John F. Kennedy, Jr. in this regard?
The way it is being said over and over again, it is as though it is supposed to mean something to me as a voter that you consider yourself a “committed Christian.” As though it is a qualification for office. Senator Obama, our Founding Fathers rejected a faith litmus test for political office. So should we.
Read the full letter here.