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    North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

    North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

    Republican North Carolina state legislators have proposed allowing an official state religion in a measure that would declare the state exempt from the Constitution and court rulings.

    The bill, filed Monday by two GOP lawmakers from Rowan County and backed by nine other Republicans, says each state "is sovereign" and courts cannot block a state "from making laws respecting an establishment of religion." The legislation was filed in response to a lawsuit to stop county commissioners in Rowan County from opening meetings with a Christian prayer, wral.com reported.

    The religion bill comes as some Republican-led states seek to separate themselves from the federal government, primarily on the issues of guns and Obamacare. This includes a proposal in Mississippi to establish a state board with the power to nullify federal laws.

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    Re: North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

    10 idiots in North Carolina does not a law make.
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    Basketball is our state religion.
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    Re: North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

    This isn't in contradiction to the Constitution. As much as I would oppose such a measure (it's bad for religion), it is within the State Powers to declare a State Church. At the time of the Signing of the Constitution, for example, several states had their own respective state churches, and kept them for years.

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    What a waste of time, so unconstitutional it's not even funny. What silly little children.
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    Re: North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

    The bill, filed Monday by two GOP lawmakers from Rowan County and backed by nine other Republicans, says each state "is sovereign" and courts cannot block a state "from making laws respecting an establishment of religion."
    Gosh, I wonder if there's some obscure passage in the Constitution preventing a law respecting an establishment of religion. Oh well, if there is it's probably far too buried for anyone to find it.

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    Re: North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    This isn't in contradiction to the Constitution. As much as I would oppose such a measure (it's bad for religion), it is within the State Powers to declare a State Church. At the time of the Signing of the Constitution, for example, several states had their own respective state churches, and kept them for years.
    In your opinion, what does the first amendment prohibit?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Gosh, I wonder if there's some obscure passage in the Constitution preventing a law respecting an establishment of religion. Oh well, if there is it's probably far too buried for anyone to find it.
    Since i know the amendment that you are talking about, what was the first word of it again?

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    Re: North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by tererun View Post
    Since i know the amendment that you are talking about, what was the first word of it again?
    You understand that the federal constitution also applies to states, right?
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    In your opinion, what does the first amendment prohibit?
    I know you asked him, but i am pretty sure it prevents congress from respecting the establishment of religion. Did it say something about the state governments? Not that I think it is right, but the first amendment doesn't seem to restrict NC from trying to do something really stupid.

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