A Democratic candidate in Ohio’s governor’s race is arguing that her religious faith doesn’t make her qualified to be president.
In a radio interview Thursday, Democratic candidate Mary Lou McDonald argued that while she believes in God, she doesn’t believe she has the ability to serve as president.
“I don’t believe that the Constitution of the United States was written to say that a woman, a person of faith, who believes that there’s no God can be president,” McDonald said on the Christian Broadcasting Network’s “The 700 Club.”
“I think it would be ridiculous to think that we would allow a woman to be President of the country because she doesn’s not convinced she can lead a Christian country.”
McDonald was referring to her refusal to support Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, and her refusal, for example, to endorse the president in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.
She has since said she regrets her stance on the campaign trail.
McDonald also has an endorsement from Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).
“I’m going to do what’s best for the people of Ohio,” Brown told “The Kelly File.”
McDONALD: ‘I don’T believe in god’McDonald is running against incumbent Republican Gov.
John Kasich in the race to replace Republican Gov, John Kasich, who announced his retirement in January.
He is the longest serving governor in Ohio history, and the only statewide Republican.
McDONALDO: ‘My God, I’m not an atheist’McDonald, who has previously called for a national day of prayer to be celebrated, has made her position on faith very clear.
“There is no God,” McDonald told host Mike Gallagher during an interview on his radio show in October.
“I’m not going to get into it.
I don’t know where it comes from.
I know that there is a God.
I just don’t see it in my life.
I believe in Jesus Christ, and I believe he lives on this earth.”
I’m going out there and talking to the people who live here, talking to people that I don t know, and saying, ‘I believe in you.'””
That’s why I’m running.
I’m going out there and talking to the people who live here, talking to people that I don t know, and saying, ‘I believe in you.'”
McDonald has been active in the religious right in recent years, and in May she told Christian Broadcasting that she did not believe in evolution, and that she supported “a belief in creation and not in the creation of anything.”
“There’s no evidence whatsoever that evolution happened, so I don”t believe in it,” she said, later clarifying her position, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
“But I do believe in the idea that the Bible is the literal word of God.”
McDonas’ comments come after her campaign announced that she would be holding a town hall meeting Wednesday.
McDona, a native of Ohio who moved to Washington, D.C., in the 1980s, has been a prominent member of the Religious Right in recent decades.
She is married to Pat Robertson, the televangelist who served as a pastor for years at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.
McKELVIE: ‘A lot of people have been hurt’McKelvie is a former U.S. attorney who served two terms as secretary of the U.N. under George W. Bush.
He served as governor of Maryland from 2004 to 2008.
McELVIES: ‘You know, you are the most powerful person on the planet’McElvie served as U.K. ambassador to the United Nations from 2007 to 2009, and served as assistant secretary of state for the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic Republic of Iran under former U of T President David Cameron.
McElviie also served as the U,S.
ambassador for the United Arab Emirates and the U.,S.
special envoy for countering the spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean.
McGARTHY: ‘It”s time for a woman in the White House’McGarthy served as an adviser to Mitt Romney in 2012 and 2016, and is the co-author of a forthcoming book called “A Woman in the President’s Chair.”
She has repeatedly suggested that a female candidate could win the Whitehouse, and she told Gallagher that “there”s no doubt in my mind, and for the record, that I believe it.”
“You know I’m one of the few people that have ever been on the inside of the Democratic Party, so there”s been a lot of pressure to bring in a woman,” McGarthy said.
“It”ll be a lot more difficult to get a woman because the Democratic base has been very reluctant to say yes to a woman.”
McGARY: ‘We have to go back to basics’McGary, a physician and former U:S.
congressman, served as secretary