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Texas Repugnicans Call Demoncratic Appelate Court Candidate a Professed Atheist

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The Repugnican Party in Texas has accused a Demoncratic opponent for an appellate court position of the crime of being an atheist. Of course it is not literally illegal for a person to be an atheist, yet. See this article.

The Constitution of the US clearly indicates that no test of religious affliction may be used to qualify or disqualify a person from holding a public office. In other words, a person is not required to suffer from a religious affliction in order to hold public office in the US.

In their ridiculous campaign drivel the Party of Jesus went so far as to slur the Demoncratic candidate by saying

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[quote author=Ungodly link=topic=150.msg936#msg936 date=1161357530]

I feel sorry for the intelligent, thinking, rational people in the state of Texas because their government has been hijacked by a gang of thugs in sheep

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The Texas Constitution
Article 1 - BILL OF RIGHTS
Section 4 - RELIGIOUS TESTS
No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being.

From: Texas Constitution

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provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being.


I do! I do! There actually are a lot of Supreme beings. Anyone who can cook better than me is a supreme being at cooking and so on and so on, so what's the beef, right?

I saw a girl walk by the Barbershop today that was definitely a Supreme being. YOWSUH!!! :snork_lach: :snork_lach:

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I suppose it could be argued that Dianna Ross is a supreme being!  :snork_lach:

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The Texas Constitution
Article 1 - BILL OF RIGHTS
Section 4 - RELIGIOUS TESTS
No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being.

From: Texas Constitution

However the US Constitution overrides that, according to the Supreme Court case Torcaso v Watkins in 1961.

http://www.religious...e.org/texas.htm

So if those bible humping hicks want to live in a place where it's okay to discriminate against people on the basis of religion, or lack thereof, they should consider moving to Iran.  See how they like it.


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