View Poll Results: What do you think of the laws banning atheist from some offices?

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  • Iím against it

    74 67.89%
  • it violates the constitution and should be removed

    70 64.22%
  • itís discrimination

    61 55.96%
  • itís bigotry

    47 43.12%
  • itís disgusting

    36 33.03%
  • I support this

    7 6.42%
  • it does NOT violate the constitution and should stand

    6 5.50%
  • itís NOT discrimination

    2 1.83%
  • itís NOT bigotry

    4 3.67%
  • itís righteousness

    6 5.50%
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Thread: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    No, there are state elected officials and United States elected officials and they are two different things. This is not just my opinion this is fact as evidenced by the reality that states are requiring a religion litmus test and there has been no reaction by the fed. You are clutching at straws here, the constitution went out of it's way to delineate a difference between state and fed regulations.
    Silverman v Campbell seems to disagree.
    We affirm the circuit court's holding that South Carolina Constitution art. VI, ß 2 and art. XVIII, ß 4 violate the First Amendment and the Religious Test Clause of the United States Constitution.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I don't think that was what he was getting at.
    I've been known to have made mistakes before. I'm human. What was he getting at? He hasn't replied.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    Article 6 section 3 of the constitution.
    Texas doesn't require "A religious test" to run for office. But did you read how the provision is stated in the OP for Texas?

    Texas:

    "No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being."[87]

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    You side lost the Civil War.
    Wanna go for round two?

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    As an atheist I really don't give a ****. If I want to run for office I just keep my mouth shut about it.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Texas also has a law on the books saying that if two trains traveling in opposite directions should cross paths, neither can pass until the other proceeds.
    They also have a law that states you cannot own a dildo (and most sex stores still call them "cake toppers").
    There are states that have laws saying you can't whistle in public, can't put an ice cream cone in your pocket, can't wear jeans on Sundays, etc., etc., etc.

    There are also laws on the books which REVOKE or RESCIND laws previously passed, thus invalidating them. Just because you find a law that is still "on the books" doesn't mean it's valid.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    I've been known to have made mistakes before. I'm human. What was he getting at? He hasn't replied.
    I don't think he was implying that atheists don't know whats in the Constitution, but that it would be a good standard for anyone seeking office. But then, that's just how I took it, so I could be wrong as well. I guess we will just have to wait for him to clear it up.....

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Texas doesn't require "A religious test" to run for office. But did you read how the provision is stated in the OP for Texas?
    That is a religious test. And it goes against the first amendment.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    As an atheist I really don't give a ****. If I want to run for office I just keep my mouth shut about it.
    I think it's time for an atheist Texan to run...and publicly acknowledge he or she is atheist. Get the issue out of the way. If the State of Texas wants to look like a radical religious state...so be it.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    That is a religious test. And it goes against the first amendment.

    How so? What's the test? Now you might claim that Texas is showing religious favor toward Supreme Being believers...but other than that?

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