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State Religion Bill

Updated: Wednesday, April 3 2013, 09:13 PM EDT

Some lawmakers are calling for an official state religion for North Carolina. They’ve filed a bill in the state legislature. It would nullify any federal authority over things like Christian prayer at commissioners meetings, or school board meetings.


Christian-based prayer is routine at government meetings especially since the Republican takeover two years ago.


A law expert at Western Carolina University says this bill would violate the Constitution. Dr. Todd Collins says, “In some ways I’m not sure how serious they are trying to push this forward...how much it's more of a protest.  But it clearly signals a dislike in some ways for some of the programs and policies coming from the federal government.” Collins doubts the Governor would sign the bill if it passed.  


Eleven House Republicans currently support it.  


By Rex Hodge

State Religion Bill


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