Nearly every man who has served as President of the United States has declared themselves to be Christians. Only two -- Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln -- "had no formal religious affiliation," as this Pew Research Center article notes.
One thing the U.S. never has had, though, is an openly atheist person in the White House. And it's a good thing, according to Fox News contributor Father Jonathan Morris:
"If it doesn't inform your life, then it's not faith. Because faith is a set of beliefs, right? It's a belief in God, it's a belief that there are eternal consequences for your actions. And I think a leader that doesn't have a set of core beliefs that help him to make justice an important part of his life and his decisions because he knows there are eternal consequences, well it's somebody who is hard to trust."
Got that, folks? If a person doesn't believe in God and fear eternal damnation, that person is devoid of the type of moral compass which guided Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, Lyndon Johnson and so, so many other U.S. presidents who lied and misled the country in ways that cost thousands of lives. Good to know.
This story, "Priest: Atheists make the worst presidents because they don't worry about going to Hell" was originally published by Fritterati.