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Saturday, September 12, 2015
55th Anniversary of JFK's Church And State Speech
On September 12, 1960 during the heat of a close presidential race between himself and Vice President Richard Nixon, and because of concerns and skepticism that as a Roman Catholic, his religion would allow him to make important national decisions independently of the Vatican, then Senator John F Kennedy delivered a speech to a skeptical Greater Houston Ministerial Association.
Here is the transcript an the video of that speech that was one of the events that helped him win the presidency by a razor thin margin over Nixon..