"What is so miserably wrong and unelectable in being a Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist or Jain? The pigment of Obama's, Jindal's or Haley's skin does not seem to matter goes the popular narrative, but Christian faith is a foregone criterion for electability. A religious litmus test is clearly in play." On Faith Panelists Blog: Haley, Jindal and America's new religious litmus test - Aseem Shukla What faiths are electable? Haley was raised a Sikh and converted to Christianity. I doubt she would have been elected as a Sikh. Can an atheist be elected? Do we have an unofficial Judeo-Christian theocracy?