Dr. Norman Geisler has presented an excellent argument against voting for a Mormon as President of the United State of America. Enjoy and interact with the arguments.
Should a Mormon be President of the United States?
Should there be a religious test for being president? No, for the First Amendment declares that “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion….” On the other hand, it encouraged belief in religion and God in general by adding, “nor forbidding the free exercise thereof.” So, the Constitution encourages belief in God in general, while it forbids establishing one national religion in particular. This is evident from the following facts.
First, five of the 13 colonies which ratified the First Amendment had their own state religion at the time of ratification. And they were never required to disestablish their state religion. Gradually, they did so later of their own account, but not from constitutional compulsion.
Second, Congress itself prayed to God before opening its session, and it has been doing so ever since. This has never been ruled a violation of the First Amendment.