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April 04, 2013 7:05 PM North Carolina to Establish State Religion?

By Daniel Luzer

According to a piece by Laura Leslie at WRAL:

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.

What’s the state faith going to be though? Zoroastrianism? Scientology?

I’m really looking forward to that debate.

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer


  • Snarki, child of Loki on April 05, 2013 9:07 AM:

    Whatever they call it, since they're GOPers, they'll be worshiping Mammon.

    Those golden calves aren't going to worship themselves, you know.

  • Sgt. Gym Bunny on April 05, 2013 10:26 AM:

    Um, as someone from NC, I have to wonder why in the hell these yahoos feel the need to declare a state religion now.

    Not having state religion ain't ever stopped any school teacher, coach or principal from having prayer in a public school. They may find the federal rulings pesky, but at the end of the day they could really give two shits less. They'll continue to do whatever they damn well please and dare someone to stop 'em. Why exactly do they care now, all of a sudden?

    Saving face through political overreach, perhaps??? I'd like to think that this would fail in the Civilized Cackalacky State, but I also thought that the gay marriage ban would fail, too...