Gina Meeks, the assistant editor of Charisma magazine, has an article noting that 8 states currently have bans on atheists holding public office. In promoting the story, the magazine calls those laws “good news for a Judeo-Christian America.”
Though not strictly enforced, eight U.S. states currently ban atheists from holding public office.
The states include Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas.
Though the language varies, each state has constitutional texts that make it clear nonbelievers are not welcome in their political sphere…
Despite the existence of these bans, they stopped being enforced after the Torcaso v. Watkins Supreme Court battle in 1961, according to The Washington PostThe Washington Post. With the never-ending battle in our culture atheists bring against Christians, will the bans may soon be altogether removed.
Will the bans may soon altogether be removed? Brilliant editing by the assistant editor. Now just imagine the howls of “PERSECUTION!” and “TYRANNY!” if someone suggested that Christians be denied public office. Hell, this is a magazine that freaks out and screams tyranny whenever they’re told they can’t impose their theocratic views on others. But here they are praising laws that forbid atheists for public office and lamenting the fact that those laws can’t be enforced.