This is legit, it is in current legislation as noted. Don’t think that this could ultimately prevent someone from taking public office but Jebus’s misguided politicians have been hard at work trying to bring Jebus and the state from separate bedrooms to permanent residency in a swanky sex hotel room in Tokyo! Obviously violating the constitution, bill of rights and all it stands for.
Not a good look!
Came across the info-graphic through social media channels and then researched its authenticity. I was very skeptical and then very surprised that I could validate it:
The constitutions of these seven US states ban atheists from holding public office:
Arkansas:“No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any Court.”
Maryland:“That no religious test ought ever to be required as a qualification for any office of profit or trust in this State, other than a declaration of belief in the existence of God; nor shall the Legislature prescribe any other oath of office than the oath prescribed by this Constitution.”
Mississippi:“No person who denies the existence of a Supreme Being shall hold any office in this state.”
North Carolina:“The following persons shall be disqualified for office: First, any person who shall deny the being of Almighty God.”
South Carolina:“No person who denies the existence of a Supreme Being shall hold any office under this Constitution.”
Tennessee:“No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this state.”
Texas:“No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being.”
Pennsylvania:“No person who acknowledges the being of a God and a future state of rewards and punishments shall, on account of his religious sentiments, be disqualified to hold any office or place of trust or profit under this Commonwealth.”
Please advise if I am misinformed so that I can retract the post.