Atheists Barred from Holding Public Office | The Most Ridiculous Laws

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Atheists Barred from Holding Public Office
Seven American states have barred atheists from holding public office (Arkansas, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas). Although, in fairness, The Supreme Court ruled these laws unconstitutional and unenforceable. Other states afford special protection to religions, favouring Christianity, and the religious (Pennsylvania, Massachusetts) and punish all criticism and blasphemy of Christianity (Massachusetts). So much for freedom of speech.