Wednesday, April 3, 2013

NC GOPers want to make Christianity the official state religion. No, really.

It seems "small-government" Republicans in North Carolina aren't satisfied enough just regulating your marriage (I'm talking about you, heterosexuals).

Now they want to thumb their nose at the Constitution and declare an official religion in the state, a clear violation of the Establishment Clause of the Bill of Rights. They go even further by seeking to nullify any federal ruling against public prayer across the state.

That prayer being Christian, of course. Don't get any ideas, Muslims.

Maddow's Steve Benen adds that the legislation refuses "to acknowledge the force of any judicial ruling on prayer in North Carolina – or indeed on any Constitutional topic."

"These North Carolina Republicans are arguing, with a straight face, that U.S. courts can't decide what's constitutional under the U.S. Constitution," he adds.

"They're also arguing that the First Amendment doesn't apply to North Carolina, so they're free to make their faith the official religion on their state."

 You want a theocracy, North Carolina? Try Iran.

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