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    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 andbacked 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 bill says the First Amendment only applies to the federal government and does not stop state governments, local governments and school districts from adopting measures that defy the Constitution. The legislation also says that the Tenth Amendment, which says powers not reserved for the federal government belong to the states, prohibits court rulings that would seek to apply the First Amendment to state and local officials.


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    ****ing theocrats. Always knew there are theocrats in the GOP now this just proves it. Pure stupidity.


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

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    ****ing theocrats. Always knew there are theocrats in the GOP now this just proves it. Pure stupidity.
    Funny how it takes two amendments to make people remember things rather than just 1.

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

    that's unconstitutional.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    ****ing theocrats. Always knew there are theocrats in the GOP now this just proves it. Pure stupidity.
    The legislation was filed in response to a lawsuit about saying a prayer before county business. Sounds like mud-slingers from both sides are long-lining.

    Not exactly theocrats. If you wanna see theocrats, look to the Iranian regime.

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