Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Evil Atheists Are Not Allowed



North Carolina's constitution is clear: politicians who deny the existence of God are barred from holding office.
Opponents of Cecil Bothwell are seizing on that law to argue he should not be seated as a City Council member, even though federal courts have ruled religious tests for public office are unlawful under the U.S. Constitution.
“I'm not saying that Cecil Bothwell is not a good man, but if he's an atheist, he's not eligible to serve in public office, according to the state constitution,” said H.K. Edgerton, a former Asheville NAACP president.

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Article VI of the U.S. Constitution says: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”  Rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution trump the restriction in the state constitution.

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