Letters, may 23, 1960

No Freedom from Religion

Sir:

When Richard Nixon said that religion could be a legitimate issue in the campaign if one of the presidential candidates "had no religious belief," it evidently slipped his mind that the Constitution of the U.S. nowhere disqualifies an atheist or an agnostic from holding office.

CHALMERS S. MURRAY Edisto Island, S.C.

Sir:

It seems that we have freedom of religion in the U.S. but not freedom from religion. CARMEN C. CALESCIBETTA Syracuse

Sir:

The current rhubarb over religion relative to the presidency reminds one that most of the discord and...

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