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Rachel Maddow on Religious Test in NC

Cecil Bothwell of North Carolina is back in the news. My understanding is that he has been sworn in, as shown in the story Rachel Maddow did last night. It seems those wanting a religious test in NC have not given up their fight.

On a side note, Rachel does a great job covering this issue and seems to give some honest and fair coverage to the nonbelievers. Another reason to pay that cable bill every month.

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Other Coverage Asheville councilman atheism debate goes viral: Cecil Bothwell gets wide audience

North Carolina Democracy

Some lovely institutional Bigotry has reared its ugly head in N.C.

Critics of Cecil Bothwell cite N.C. bar to atheists

"I'm not saying that Cecil Bothwell is not a good man, but if he's an atheist, he's not eligible to serve in public office, according to the state constitution," said H.K. Edgerton, a former Asheville NAACP president.

Article 6, section 8 of the state constitution says: "The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God."