Proposal Would Allow State Religion in North Carolina


Raleigh, N.C. — A resolution filed by Republican lawmakers would allow North Carolina to declare an official religion, in violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Bill of Rights, and seeks to nullify any federal ruling against Christian prayer by public bodies statewide.

The resolution grew out of a dispute between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. In a federal lawsuit filed last month, the ACLU says the board has opened 97 percent of its meetings since 2007 with explicitly Christian prayers.

Overtly Christian prayers at government meetings are not rare in North Carolina. Since the Republican takeover in 2011, the state Senate chaplain has offered an explicitly Christian invocation virtually every day of session, despite the fact that some senators are not Christian.

(via Gerry Canavan)


  1. It’s crap like this that makes me wish the US government would just say, “Ya know what? Give up all federal benefits (monies, protections, etc.) and just go ahead and secede already. It’s not like you certain states (and you know who you are) are being much of a benefit to the rest of the Union.”

      1. Yep. Just let them be the “whites only, Christian theocracy” they claim to want to be and see how fast they turn into yet another Third World sh*thole, pardon moi francais.

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