Thanks! First Freedom First. I felt this was of the utmost importance, seeing as in one of our 2007 Presidential Debates the candidates were asked, “What is your favorite Bible Scripture?” Duh, I mean really who cares.
Here are suggested questions that you can use at Town Hall meetings or other locations where candidates for office will be gathering.
- Leaders on the religious right often say that America is a “Christian Nation.” Do you agree with this statement?
- Do you think Houses of Worship should be allowed to endorse political candidates and retain their tax exempt status?
- Do you think public schools should sponsor school prayer or, as a parent, should this choice be left to me?
- Would you support a law that mandates teaching creationism in my child’s public school science classes?
- Do you think my pharmacist should be allowed to deny me doctor-prescribed medications based on his or her religious beliefs?
- Will you respect the rights of those in our diverse communities of faith who deem same-gender marriage to be consistent with their religious creed?
- Should “faith-based” charities that receive public funds be allowed to discriminate against employees or applicants based on religious beliefs?
- Do you think one’s right to disbelieve in God is protected by the same laws that protect someone else’s right to believe?
- Do you think everyone’s religious freedom needs to be protected by what Thomas Jefferson called “a wall of separation” between church and state?
- What should guide our policies on public health and medical research: science or religion?