Friday, December 11, 2009

Religious tolerance is only for those who believe in a religion

God bless America.

That, by the way, is not a question asking God to bless America, it is a statement of fact: God does and always will bless America. Hell, God is an American. And if you don't understand that simple fact, if you try to have any opinion that even questions the basic assumption that God was born in Statesboro, Georgia with any of your opinions on "proof of God's existence" and "science", then you are unfit to serve in this man's government. So sayeth North Carolina, you atheist scum.
North Carolina's constitution is clear: politicians who deny the existence of God are barred from holding office.

Opponents of Cecil Bothwell are seizing on that law to argue he should not be seated as a City Council member today, even though federal courts have ruled religious tests for public office are unlawful under the U.S. Constitution.
“I'm not saying that Cecil Bothwell is not a good man, but if he's an atheist, he's not eligible to serve in public office, according to the state constitution,” said H.K. Edgerton, a former Asheville NAACP president.

Article 6, section 8 of the state constitution says: “The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God.”
Can you blame either side? I mean North Carolina is just trying to affirm the legacy of God-fearing men that built North Carolina into what it is today: the birthplace of Andy Griffith, the place that stole a hockey team from Hartford, and... I'm sure there's a third thing. Bothwell is just trying to affirm the lessons that living in North Carolina and interacting with its people have taught him: that there is no God.

Now sure, this all might be massively illegal. But if one thing American and the South have taught us well it's that you're free to practice whatever religion you want, as long as you let Christians run everything and don't weird us out with your bizarre customs and differing beliefs. No religion isn't a religion and thus isn't subject to legal protection. See how your own logic worked against you, atheists? Maybe if you started the First Church of No Religion, we could have worked something out and not shunned you from society. But, you renounced God and as such, have placed yourselves outside of the American legal system that the Lord built with His own two hands. Sorry, you just aren't allowed to serve in government. The wisdom of North Carolina must prevail.

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