Lawsuit Threatened if Atheist North Carolina Councilman Gets Sworn In

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    FOXNews.com - Lawsuit Threatened if Atheist North Carolina Councilman Gets Sworn In

    Well, in the end, the Atheist will win. Meanwhile, Republicans will still continue to be stuck in 1868. I do wonder what is so Conservative about denying people who do not believe in a God a right to hold office anyway.
     
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    Talk about a stinker legal case. This one has "establishment clause" written all over it. If it accomplishes anything, it will just lead to the archaic state law being chucked.

    "No religious litmus test" means just that.
     
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    He won fair and square....his opponents don't have a prayer in keeping him from office. Pun intended.
     
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    Some of these Republicans in N.C. think they can bypass the law though. I mean, God is on their side supposedly. :lol:
     
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    TFF! :lol:
     
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    Worse, he not only doesn't believe in God, but he also doesn't believe in angels, demons, devils, holy ghosts, friendly ghosts, fairies, leprechauns, ogres, witches, astrology, sorcerers, magic or the supernatural. What kind of man IS he?

    The next thing you know, they will be telling us the Grand Canyon WASN'T formed by Noah's Flood.
     
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    His opponents will fail.

    Badly.

    This is kind of like the old sodomy laws that are on the books in southern states and only exist until someone is charged with violating them and takes their case to court.
     
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    Where else but North Carolina
     
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    wtf? Ogres aren't REAL? well shit. There goes my public office bid.
     
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    His opponent Is H. K. Edgerton. No one else is cited and Edgerton is at least based upon his wiki bio a certifiable loon. He isn't in particular conservative in the since of those of us on the right he is simply a nutbar.
     

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