Franklin (NC) Mayor Takes Oath of Office on Constitution Instead of Bible December 12, 2015

Franklin (NC) Mayor Takes Oath of Office on Constitution Instead of Bible

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.”

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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.


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