The mixing of spiritual power and temporal power vexes me.
My thought is that they have given their allegiance to a higher power, and therefore will put the interests of that power before the interests of their electorate. Therefore, someone who is a minister or imam or whatever should be excluded from public office. Further, in America (and France) there’s an official seperation of church and state. I’ll also cite Ian Paisley as an example of the problem.
On the other hand, they’re still citizens, with all that that entails
So I turn to the Dope. How say you?