Their game is either to force Rubio to affirm a personal belief the earth is 4.5 billion years old—disturbing some of his religious supporters--or to mock and stigmatize him and others who could harbor any delusional uncertainty—damaging him with a different part of the electorate....The pack’s position, stretched to its logical end, amounts to demanding that politicians reject belief in God’s divinity and supremacy. That is, it countenances loyalty only to a god who exercises no will or power beyond passively upholding the principles set forth in Science 101.There is truly "nothing new under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9) This is exactly the same attack that Daniel faced 336 years before Christ. His political rivals "sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him. Then these men said, 'We shall not find any ground for complaint against this Daniel unless we find it in connection with the law of his God.'" (Daniel 6:4-5)
Daniel response was a calm and humble confession of the Truth. Yes, this did lead to a night's stay in the Lion Motel (people go in but they don't come out). But Daniel lived to tell about it; and many in the Persian Kingdom came to see the Truth as a result.
God grant us to be Daniels in our day.