Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Freedom for non-Bible benders

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has written a letter to Arkansas Congress urging them to support Rep. Richard Carroll's bill to lift Arkansas's Constitutional ban prohibiting a “person who denies the being of God” from holding a governmental position or testifying in court.

Eric Rassbach, national litigation director at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty said:
While it is unlikely that these laws will ever be enforced, removing them is more than symbolic. It signals to U.S. citizens and to the rest of the world, that the freedom and sanctity of conscience – including the right to believe there is no God at all – is a fundamental right for all people.
Reason magazine notes that Arkansas is not the only state that bans atheists from participating in government duties. Tennessee and Texas have similar bans.

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