Mr. Carson was not advocating for a government "religious test." Rather, he was implying that voters exercise a personal religious test as they enter the ballot booth. This offends today's liberals, which is a great indication that one has simply told the truth. Also, what Ben Carson declared is not very different from what John Jay – Founding Father, one of the authors of the Federalist Papers, and the first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court – said in an 1816 letter to John Murray. In fact, Jay was much more exclusive than Carson when he wrote, "Providence has given to our people the choice of their rulers, and it is the duty, as well as the privilege and interest, of our Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."
Imagine that! Not only did John Jay proclaim that Americans should prefer Christians for their leaders, but approximately four decades after the creation of the United States, one of the most significant U.S. founders considered this a "Christian nation." If such a conclusion is even hinted at today, the (often godless) secularists who dominate the modern left and the mainstream media howl like Highball the hound.
In spite of the meme perpetuated by today's left, John Jay was far from alone in his conclusion on America's founding. (However, many on both sides of the argument frequently misunderstand what is meant by a "Christian nation.") In fact, it is not only American Christians who make such claims.