Suit brewing over atheistic heathen type in public office.
When Bothwell was sworn into office on Monday, he used an alternative oath that doesn’t require officials to swear on a Bible or reference “Almighty God.”
That has riled conservative activists, who cite a little-noticed quirk in North Carolina’s Constitution that disqualifies officeholders “who shall deny the being of Almighty God.” The provision was included when the document was drafted in 1868 and wasn’t revised when North Carolina amended its constitution in 1971.
I’m thinking someone will let these folks know that they are likely to lose and, in doing so, make case law saying the section in the state constitution is unconstitutional in the U S of A.
Just a guess.