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 Fletch View Post
    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.....
    Ah...well, that's not a bad idea, actually. But I do hope that wasn't directed at atheist specifically. Maybe he'll chime in.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    How so? What's the test? Now you might claim that Texas is showing religious favor toward Supreme Being believers...but other than that?
    No religious test means that one does not have to have any religious beliefs, or show any religious beliefs, or claim any religious beliefs. Claiming a supreme being is a religious belief.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    No religious test means that one does not have to have any religious beliefs, or show any religious beliefs, or claim any religious beliefs. Claiming a supreme being is a religious belief.
    That makes sense...and that's the way it should be. But unless you're from Texas and see first hand how our government works...well, then you'd understand why they don't particularly care about constitutional issues quite like other states. Perry and his wicked wild bunch have defied the minds of many.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Seriously? 15 pages and no one has mentioned that the SCOTUS decided this 52 years ago in Torcaso v Watkins?
    Violation of the 1st amendment as applied to the states via the 14th.

    Article VI was not applied.
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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    The federal government was never supposed to be able to trump the states, so yes, the states could say that and it be Constitutional.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    No, you have no right to exert that force against another. You don't have to vote for them, but you cannot steak their political freedoms just because you don't like who they are.
    There is no law against what those states are doing so you are just spouting s***.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by pinqy View Post
    Seriously? 15 pages and no one has mentioned that the SCOTUS decided this 52 years ago in Torcaso v Watkins?
    Violation of the 1st amendment as applied to the states via the 14th.

    Article VI was not applied.
    Welp, there ya have it. Guess Texas better clean up its act. It won't anytime soon...but it needs to for a lot of reasons.

    Thanks for the post...

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfsgirl View Post
    Silverman v Campbell seems to disagree.

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    A very long decision to read right now but in the end it looks as though it was dismissed and the state was able to keep on keepin on.

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post

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    Bod, if I weren't an atheist...I'd be praying to god that David Taylor Jr. never gets in a seat of authority in any capacity...EVER!

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    Re: Appalling Discrimination against atheist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Removable Mind View Post
    Bod, if I weren't an atheist...I'd be praying to god that David Taylor Jr. never gets in a seat of authority in any capacity...EVER!
    I doubt we have anything to worry about.
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