I don't cite DailyKos often, because they get a lot wrong (and they got some of this wrong) but that's where I saw the story: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/02/03/1362013/-New-GOP-representative-to-state-judges-what-s-your-personal-relationship-with-a-Supreme-Being The point made in the story, that candidates can't answer a lot of these (the Judicial Code of Conduct probably bars a lot of it) is worth mentioning. The idea that it is unconstitutional to ask is bollocks, of course, but it brings up an interesting set of questions: 1. When someone wants to hold public office, does their religious view (or lack thereof) matter to you; and 2. Should it matter? #1 - only tangentially, in that they may hold policy positions I disagree with based on their religious views. If they're religious but don't want to translate their religion into policy then I don't care. #2 - yes, to the extent I mentioned with respect to #1, above.