A House resolution supporting the creation of an official religion in North Carolina will never come to a vote, officials said Thursday.
A wild day at the General Assembly included bills on sweepstakes games, the death penalty, charter schools and renewable energy, along with discussion of voter ID and religion.
A House resolution that supports creating an official religion in North Carolina and ignoring any federal ruling against Christian prayer by public bodies statewide flies in the face of the U.S. Constitution, the ACLU said Wednesday.
A resolution filed by Republican House lawmakers would allow the state to establish religion, defying the First Amendment of the U.S. Bill of Rights.
The Rowan County Board of Commissioners violated constitutional requirements to separate church and state, the ACLU says in a lawsuit. Lawmakers regularly use Christian prayers to open session.