Whoops...a mistake I can't edit now: I wasn't replying to "Patrique" in that portion of my comment...it was Jacob Teter. My apologies.
It's both scary and hilarious that the NC legislators have no clue that Constitution was written to prevent EXACTLY THIS from happening and freedom FROM religious persecution is equal to the freedom TO religion. As an Atheist who believe in factual evidence rather than Mythology, I find it shocking that prayer is not just handled the way other civilized, educated people handle it: "Observing a moment of silence" so that each person can pray in their heads to their Pagan, Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, etc Gods....or just do what I do and hope Science keeps giving us the answers the religious people ignore.
Regardless of faith, lack of faith, or even just lack of denomination of faith....this is a laughable bill that doesn't really deserve Supreme Court consideration. The US Constitution and Supreme Court Rulings override the States and it is already illegal to "attempt to obstruct the Federal Laws by the State".
As for the poster who says this is a "Christian Nation" and it's "One Nation, Under God" .....um, no it isn't. Those things were not in the Constitution, God was not on our money until the 1950's, and no founding father ever deemed us a "Christian Nation". You may want to reconsider what is obviously your Southern, religious homeschooling.
It's called "Separation of Church and State". The reason that "the rest of us" who are not Christian do not have to just MOVE AWAY or sit and take it is because we are taxpaying Americans and our right to no religion being forced on us is no lesser than your right to go to Church each Sunday. See, that is why there is no religion in public schools or Government properties or meetings. Because everyone there is EQUAL. Everyone there is a TAXPAYER. Those are all considered "State". So favoring one religion or one God turns the United States into what we call a "Theocracy". A Theocracy is Iran. So perhaps you should take your own advice and move to Iran where you'd be more comfortable wiping your behind with the United States Constitution and what our Nation was founded upon.
And also for the poster, "Patrique"....I could easily say to you: "If you refuse to deny your Mythological beliefs and bow to Science, you can no longer use anything Science has created. Which is everything."
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