In his Sept. 27 letter to the editor (“Secular democracy won’t work with Muslim leader”), Mr. Walter J. Eno avers that believing Muslims are disqualified from “the essentially secular office of the presidency” because “he or she would be obligated to adhere to the eternal, divine and immutable teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.”

Would a person – like a certain prominent neurosurgeon or a well-known Kentucky county clerk – be similarly disqualified because he or she would be obligated to adhere to the eternal, divine and immutable teachings of Jesus Christ, which they believe overrule secular law?

Gary G. Caplan

Yarmouth