Bob Scott, the new mayor of Franklin, North Carolina, made it a point to take his oath on a Constitution instead of a Bible. He told the American Humanist Association, of which he’s a member, that he made the decision because “there is so much controversy surrounding separation of church and state. I am a firm believer in keeping religion and government separate.”
This should not be news.
A politician taking an oath of office on the Constitution should not be news.
Unfortunately, that’s the country we’re living in, where a politician pledging to uphold the law instead of pledging allegiance to his personal holy book somehow makes him a political unicorn.