Posted 4 years ago on April 4, 2013, 10:22 p.m. EST by bensdad
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By C. Welton Gaddy,
Apr 04, 2013 11:25 AM EDT The Washington Post
Across the decades of my ministry and advocacy to protect religious freedom, I have heard and seen it all: fanciful claims that the First Amendment did not create boundaries between institutions of religion and government, countless legislative proposals to give one religion a special status in this land, redefinitions of religious freedom meant to subvert freedom for everybody and establish freedom only for some.
However, never have I seen a proposal as blatantly unconstitutional as a bill recently introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly. This ludicrous proposal would have the North Carolina legislature declare that establishing a state religion could be done without violating the United States Constitution, which unambiguously prohibits “an establishment of religion,” by claiming that part of the Constitution simply does not apply to the state of North Carolina.