Cecil Bothwell won his election. Fair and Square. The former head of the Asheville NAACP has attempted to block Bothwell’s seating by pointing out an obscure clause in North Carolina’s state constitution that bars atheists from holding public office.
Has anyone heard of this before? WHat do you think?
Article 6, section 8 of the state constitution says: “The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God.” Rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution trump the restriction in the state constitution, said Bob Orr, executive director of the N.C. Institute for Constitutional Law.
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Answer by jlstewart922 at 1:37 PM on Dec. 10, 2009
Well if thats the case anon, why can other religions run for office?
Answer by jlstewart922 at 1:39 PM on Dec. 10, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Dec. 10, 2009
I hate States Rights. There should be one set of laws that are set for all States across the board. How can an Article in a STATES Constitution be allowed to say something like that when it clearly goes against the Constitution of the United States? Ignorance, arrogance, bigotry, injustice, and intolerance- that's what Christianity and Religion has become synonymous with here in the US. I for one an sick of it.
Answer by IhartU at 1:47 PM on Dec. 10, 2009
Next question overall
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