Well, if Romney does win, at least America has the its first non-Christian president. I guess that’s something.
Uhhhhhh. Kennedy was a Catholic.
Catholics are Christian. It’s a denomination of Christianity, like United Methodist or Presbyterian.
The delineation is that Catholics aren’t Protestant. But they’re definitely Christian, they just also don’t believe in the separation of church and state (officially) but most modern Protestant denominations do. Which is why it was a big deal to elect a Catholic.
(I’m married to a Catholic and I’m Protestant so we had to go through counselling together and talk about our religious differences and similarities so that the Catholic priest would officiate at the wedding).