I had always thought the majority of countries in the world required office holders to be of some particular religion. It turns out only 15%.
The majority of these are Muslim countries, seventeen of them. There are two that require Christianity, Andorra and Lebanon. England requires its Royalty to defend the faith, the Queen/King being head of the Church. Interestingly, the country where the U. S. is embroiled in religious wars, Iraq, has no religious requirement for office holders.
To some politicians, religion is so much as part of their idealism the concepts of faith and religion are one and the same. They do not understand the separation of church and state. Rick Perry of Texas seems like one of these.
According to a commenter, the Republic of Texas Constitution says in Section 4, Religious Tests…No religious test shall ever be required of office holders provided he acknowledges the existence of a Supreme Being.
I would wonder how there can be no religious test required when there, obviously, is a religious requirement. That is especially curious when the term, Supreme Being, begins with capital letters meaning it has a name.
At this time, everyone would agree a candidate for President must be a declared Christian to be elected. It seems to me Christianity is worn on the sleeve more by leaders when our country is in a war than when at peace.
I think we will have a woman President soon. An atheist President is just too much for voters to swallow.