Saturday, March 04, 2006

Survey questions politicians on Jesus

Jeff Sharp, county attorney for Barren County, and a church youth group are surveying all Kentucky legislators and legislative candidates with a single question: "Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?"
Fifteen have replied so far -- all answering yes -- but Rep. Kathy Stein, D-Lexington, filed a resolution yesterday asking her House colleagues to disregard the survey and all "theocratic tendencies."
Stein, who is Jewish, called the survey an "intimidating, bullying letter."
"This is doing what the constitution prohibits, and that is offering a religious test for public officials," she said. "That's the long and short of it."
Sharp disagreed.
"Anybody can vote for whoever they want to," he said. "You can't restrict us from participating."

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