How is this possible?
Some States' Constitutions in the US require a religious test as a qualification for holding public office:
The Bill of Rights of the Texas Constitution (Article I, Section 4) last amended on September 13, 2003 states that an official may be "excluded from holding office" if she/he does not "acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being."
North Carolina's Constitution, Article 6 Sec. 8 states "Disqualifications of office. The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God...."
South Carolina's Constitution, Article 6 Section 2: "Person denying existence of Supreme Being not to hold office. No person who denies the existence of the Supreme Being shall hold any office under this Constitution."
Tennessee's Bill of Rights: Article 9, Section 2: "No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this state."
What the hell happened to the first ammendment?
the first amendment only says that Congress may not make laws that deal with religion and its free exercise. it is the supeme courts precedent that makes thoughs unconstitutional. untill there is a law suit not much will happen...
*sigh* This country will never learn......And this also really fuels the stereotypes of Texas....
LOL!!! God (lol), how stupid.. Sorry, but I hate religion.. I respect peoples beliefs and choice, but that doesn't mean I don't think they're beliefs and choices are stupid..
Sigh.. Well, south carolina is in the south right? And texas is too..
Honest to god, who cares how we all began? We will obviously never know, as referenced in South Park and PopeofDopes av, God is just a big spaghetti monster. Although I am Catholic, I still beleive in what the Bible says, but sometimes you have to realize that the beginning of time could have been started by anything.
good i like it.
and its Tennessee, no one cares about them they are just incest hillbillies and KKK members...