Dr. Gary Cass, co-founder of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission, released a video (below) on Jan. 20 in which he explains "the biblical qualifications for political office."
Cass said that a person who holds political office "must be a Christian."
He went on to quote Exodus 18:21, which is advice from Moses’ father-in-law to Moses on selecting (not electing) leaders for the Jewish people in ancient times. Exodus 18:21 does not refer to democracy, America or Christianity.
Cass later added:
The biblical biological requirement for office is you must be male. Civil leadership should be conceived of as an extension of the family and God's created order.
God established man as the head of the woman and the woman as his helpmate. We're not discussing a person's worth or value. We're simply discussing the roles God has set forth. In society, the same roles apply as is ordained in the family and in the church.
Cass again referred to Exodus 18:21, and added Numbers 11:24 and Deuteronomy 1:13, all of which were written in the Old Testament to Jewish people in biblical times.
Cass applied those verses to current day America:
The ministry of justice that God has given to the state is generally a man's job. Yet, there are exceptions in the Bible where God has raised up women like Deborah to judge and even deliver Israel. But it's considered an indictment when there's no strong, godly men to lead and protect their families and society.
Besides Deborah (a judge), there were other female leaders in the Bible including: Queen Vashti, Queen Esther, Queen Athaliah and Queen Candace, Wikipedia notes.