Unelectable Atheists: U.S. States That Prohibit Godless Americans From Holding Public Office

May 25, 2012 | Posted by: Hedonist | Full story: www.americanhumanist.org

With election season upon us, and a near constant stream of public jabs and rebuttals between incumbents and their challengers, we should focus on something besides the Americans that are running for office. Instead, letís turn our attention to a rather peculiar set of state laws relating to elections and nonreligious Americans.

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“ecrasez l'infame”

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May 27, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
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Some things surprise me, though.
Didn't California outlaw gay marriage a few years ago? I always though they were pretty forward-thinking out there.
Never forget that a democratic republic does NOT represent all of the people, just the ones that actually vote.

Get enough money behind any organization and they can get out the vote in their favor.
Is Willard a Pederast

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May 27, 2012
 
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<quoted text>You did say he is atheist? Then he doesn't hate god any more than he hates the Easter bunny. Do you hate the Easter bunny? Do you hate the Roman, Greek and Polynesian gods? The atheist doesn't, but I'd bet you do.
When Cecil was elected -- I voted for him -- fundy Christians lined up to sue to have him disqualified until they found they had utterly no caselaw to do it. A group of them tried to hire the fundy wack lawyer, Jay Sekulow. But they didn't have a leg to stand on.

There are many more atheists serving as legislators, judges, public officials, and municipal and state executives in the USA. Some are in the closet and some are out of the closet. And what's great about it is their ranks are growing.
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When Cecil was elected -- I voted for him -- fundy Christians lined up to sue to have him disqualified until they found they had utterly no caselaw to do it. A group of them tried to hire the fundy wack lawyer, Jay Sekulow. But they didn't have a leg to stand on.
There are many more atheists serving as legislators, judges, public officials, and municipal and state executives in the USA. Some are in the closet and some are out of the closet. And what's great about it is their ranks are growing.
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Goes to show just how gullible you are. Thanks for providing the evidence to support that fact.
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Hedonist wrote:
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Never forget that a democratic republic does NOT represent all of the people, just the ones that actually vote.
Get enough money behind any organization and they can get out the vote in their favor.
Do you and your cohorts vote? Why can't you folks raise the money to get the vote out? Not enough people interested?

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May 27, 2012
 
Khatru wrote:
Some things surprise me, though.
Didn't California outlaw gay marriage a few years ago? I always though they were pretty forward-thinking out there.
Um yeah but that was because it was left to a popular vote. It was only by 52-48. If in 2008 gay marriage had been left to a popular vote in Europe it would not have passed in many states including UK.

Conservative UK: Almost half of Britons still oppose gay marriage

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20407...

If the vote where held in California today 59% of voters in California said they would vote for gay marriage.

http://www.field.com/fieldpollonline/subscrib...

But it doesn't matter anyway considering Proposition 8 was found unconstitutional and will be abolished soon after the appeals.
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Did you ever stop to think that we may just use our least flattering images so perverts like you don't flirt with us, send us disgusting sexual advanced in private messages, or consider us as property because your ego is too big?
Of course you didn't, you are so narrow minded you can only consider your viewpoint as correct. You probably cannot even comprehend what not having a sex drive is like, you are probably controlled entirely by your hormones and too busy looking for your next sexual encounter to even have the opportunity to learn more than you did during your two years of homeschooling.
Be careful of what you assume. You have already made a very big one of yourself.

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May 27, 2012
 
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Depends on which areas you live in USA. Religiosity ranges from state to state. For example New England is extremely secular/non-religious. Same for western US states. My state of Pennsylvania isn't really religious either. Even in the bible belt there are some secular bastions such as Austin Texas.
Then there is this...... http://www.topix.com/city/groveton-tx/2012/05...

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Be careful of what you assume. You have already made a very big one of yourself.
I assume nothing, I assert that you are more likely to be a sexual pervert, typically religious zealots are, also zealots are often truly just mind bogglingly ignorant and enjoy projecting their own latent desires.

Bringing you out, is why I even bother to address your moronic and pointless attempts to insult.
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I assume nothing, I assert that you are more likely to be a sexual pervert, typically religious zealots are, also zealots are often truly just mind bogglingly ignorant and enjoy projecting their own latent desires.
Bringing you out, is why I even bother to address your moronic and pointless attempts to insult.
Yep, your assumptions make you look like a fool but people in the fringes of society all have standard canned words when challanged. The go something like pervert, bigot, ignorant and zealots. I did not mention that I was a Christian at all did I? An assumption on your part. Referring to your other post, I'm no pervert and have never "flirted" with anyone online and have never sent even one private message to a poster. If for some stupid reason I ever did "flirt" or send a "private message, it sure as hell would not be to your ugly self. "Working on the next sexual encounter". Wha, ha. ha I have been married to my current wife for 20 years and have 5 step children with 3 grandchildren through them and a biological son from a previous marriage. Running on "hormones"? That is funny! I am a 61 year old former Marine and Vietnam Vietnam veteran and am now 100% disabled with a number of disabilites including Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and diabetes caused by Agent Orange. I still stay active regardless. The multiple life saving meds that I take every day puts the hormones on hold. Education? I have a college degree in Business Administration - Marketing and during my working life, I held positions in accounting and business office management. I don't consider women "property" and have always been an advocate for the fair treatment of women. I'm an old fashioned type of guy who has always opened doors for women and most have my respect in all areas. Of course, now days many lesbians seem not not want a door opened for them like that will lessen them. So you see, you are bascially full of crap.
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Religion i snot only the opiate of the people IT'S a pack of lies, a deal brokered with Caesar to control the people. Break the chains NOW, let those suckers who pass the plate every Sunday get honest jobs.

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Wat the Tyler wrote:
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Um yeah but that was because it was left to a popular vote. It was only by 52-48. If in 2008 gay marriage had been left to a popular vote in Europe it would not have passed in many states including UK.
Conservative UK: Almost half of Britons still oppose gay marriage
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20407...
If the vote where held in California today 59% of voters in California said they would vote for gay marriage.
http://www.field.com/fieldpollonline/subscrib...
But it doesn't matter anyway considering Proposition 8 was found unconstitutional and will be abolished soon after the appeals.
Believe it or not, I wasn't trying to turn this into some kind of UK vs US conversation. I was just making an observation that I was surprised, that's all.

I wouldn't quote the Daily Mail for a poll of this nature. That's like trusting Fox news for an unbiased report on atheism.

In any event, I suspect our idea of conservative is probably closer to your liberals. I tend to float somewhere between socialist and liberal.

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Yep, your assumptions make you look like a fool but people in the fringes of society all have standard canned words when challanged. The go something like pervert, bigot, ignorant and zealots. I did not mention that I was a Christian at all did I? An assumption on your part. Referring to your other post, I'm no pervert and have never "flirted" with anyone online and have never sent even one private message to a poster. If for some stupid reason I ever did "flirt" or send a "private message, it sure as hell would not be to your ugly self. "Working on the next sexual encounter". Wha, ha. ha I have been married to my current wife for 20 years and have 5 step children with 3 grandchildren through them and a biological son from a previous marriage. Running on "hormones"? That is funny! I am a 61 year old former Marine and Vietnam Vietnam veteran and am now 100% disabled with a number of disabilites including Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and diabetes caused by Agent Orange. I still stay active regardless. The multiple life saving meds that I take every day puts the hormones on hold. Education? I have a college degree in Business Administration - Marketing and during my working life, I held positions in accounting and business office management. I don't consider women "property" and have always been an advocate for the fair treatment of women. I'm an old fashioned type of guy who has always opened doors for women and most have my respect in all areas. Of course, now days many lesbians seem not not want a door opened for them like that will lessen them. So you see, you are bascially full of crap.
100% disabled?

Doesn't that mean you should be dead?
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100% disabled?
Doesn't that mean you should be dead?
No, not yet, but that time will come soon enough. Right now I stay busy being second plate on a baseball field.

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No, not yet, but that time will come soon enough. Right now I stay busy being second plate on a baseball field.
100% disabled would be more disable than Stephen Hawking. In other words, dead, or at least unable to use a computer.
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Wat the Tyler wrote:
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..Conservative UK: Almost half of Britons still oppose gay marriage
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-20407...
If...
One learns to be very cautious about UK newspaper reports - especially those in the Daily Mail.
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100% disabled would be more disable than Stephen Hawking. In other words, dead, or at least unable to use a computer.
You "enlightened" folks know nothing about physical disabilities in the United States I see. Both the Social Security Administration and the Veteran's Administration base a disability on what that individual or a non disabled person could do normally and how much the disability impairs certain functions or has created a life threatening situation and at the same time impairs the quality of life. In the case of the CHF, there is no cure and if the medications quit working, it is either a heart transplant or lights out. The diabetes is also a life threatening condition which impairs a person's quality of life.

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You "enlightened" folks know nothing about physical disabilities in the United States I see. Both the Social Security Administration and the Veteran's Administration base a disability on what that individual or a non disabled person could do normally and how much the disability impairs certain functions or has created a life threatening situation and at the same time impairs the quality of life. In the case of the CHF, there is no cure and if the medications quit working, it is either a heart transplant or lights out. The diabetes is also a life threatening condition which impairs a person's quality of life.
You also fail to see that assigning and stating arbitrary numbers for things only makes you look like a complete and total fool.

I am clinically disabled, psychologically actually, though I do work as well because depression is easier to fight if you have no choice but to fight it. I was also recently hospitalized due to a physical ailment, that was tough, I know the disability laws, there is no such thing as 100% disabled in those or in the rest of the world.

You assigned a numerical value because you are either dishonest or a moron. So why don't you go ask your mommy for a juice box or play on your swingset and allow the adults to have a conversation here. There are no degrees of disability, there are types. The classifications used by the US government are to determine the likelihood of one being capable of earning an income in the current market system.
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You also fail to see that assigning and stating arbitrary numbers for things only makes you look like a complete and total fool.
I am clinically disabled, psychologically actually, though I do work as well because depression is easier to fight if you have no choice but to fight it. I was also recently hospitalized due to a physical ailment, that was tough, I know the disability laws, there is no such thing as 100% disabled in those or in the rest of the world.
You assigned a numerical value because you are either dishonest or a moron. So why don't you go ask your mommy for a juice box or play on your swingset and allow the adults to have a conversation here. There are no degrees of disability, there are types. The classifications used by the US government are to determine the likelihood of one being capable of earning an income in the current market system.
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/compensation/

There you go blowing smoke out of your ass because you know nothing. Try going to the link that I have provided and if the link doesn't work for some reason, just put into your search engine: What is VA Disability? Make sure you click on "Compensation Rates" and will see where you are very wrong. That willl show you that there is a 100% disability rating, either from combined disabilities or a single event. VA disability compensation is based more on how severe a disabilty or disease is that happened while on active duty.

I should have recognized right away that you are a certified nut job. Sooo, take your ugly, slutty looking, psycho, atheist self and blow your smoke up a mule's ass. I dare say that you are a retard.

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http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/compensation/
There you go blowing smoke out of your ass because you know nothing. Try going to the link that I have provided and if the link doesn't work for some reason, just put into your search engine: What is VA Disability? Make sure you click on "Compensation Rates" and will see where you are very wrong. That willl show you that there is a 100% disability rating, either from combined disabilities or a single event. VA disability compensation is based more on how severe a disabilty or disease is that happened while on active duty.
I should have recognized right away that you are a certified nut job. Sooo, take your ugly, slutty looking, psycho, atheist self and blow your smoke up a mule's ass. I dare say that you are a retard.
Still doesn't have a percentile rating, you are making that up. There is no partial disability, you either have a disability or you do not. You can have multiple disabilities, or just one. Disability comes from the word disable, meaning to hinder or stop. To be 100% disabled means it can no longer function at all, for living things that means death.

I know your religious nonsense promotes making things up as valid, but the real world does not.

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