Theocrats Unmasked - Katherine Stewart
Imagine an America where, if you want to be a high school principal or you want to run for state office, you have to prove that you’ve been “born again.” Imagine an America where kindergarten children are taught as part of the public school curriculum that if they don’t accept Jesus as their savior, they will burn in hell for all eternity. Imagine an America where official meetings begin with prayers that infidels will come to know the Lord.
Eight North Carolina legislators and the House Majority leader have put forward a bill that would make all of this possible. The bill, House Joint Resolution 494, also known as the “Rowan County Defense of Religion Act,” declares that states are free to make laws they choose regarding religion. The U.S. Constitution’s church-state separation provisions, they claim, apply only to the federal government.