Old York Times Editor Bill Keller wants to pose “tough questions” to the Republican candidates. Questions like:
What do you think of the evangelical Christian movement known as Dominionism and the idea that Christians, and only Christians, should hold dominion over the secular institutions of the earth?
If we’re going to do this, it’s only fair to ask other candidates similar questions. For example, Muslim Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) could be asked:
When you were a member of the Nation of Islam, did you believe that Yakub was a black scientist who lived “6,600 years ago” and was responsible for creating the white race to be a “race of devils”?
And Joe Lieberman could have been asked (but obviously wasn’t):
As an orthodox Jew, will you be able to place the interests of the United States above the interests of Israel?
And, of course, it’s fair to ask all candidates, Democrat and Republican, one of the questions Bill Keller poses for only the Republicans:
“Do you agree with those religious leaders who say that America is a “Christian nation” or ‘Judeo-Christian nation?’”