Some non-Christians feel left out of election

In a U.S. election campaign where presidential candidates from both major parties have talked openly about their faith and reach out to America’s large Christian base of voters, some non-Christians feel left out of the dialogue. Despite the constitutional separation of church and state, religion plays a big and often decisive role in American politics. “Non-Christians are concerned that they will be excluded from the process,” said Ahmed Rehab, a spokesman with the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Estimates of the numbers of non-Christians in America vary; it’s estimated that Jews, Muslims, Hindus and people of other religions make up less than 10% of the US population.