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Full Appeals Court Will Reconsider N.C. Prayer Case

A federal appeals court announced Nov. 1 that it will reconsider a ruling that allowed the Rowan County, N.C., Board of Commissioners to open its meetings with public prayers, most of which were Christian in nature.

States’ Rights And Religion: North Carolina Legislators Say U.S. Constitution Doesn’t Apply To Them

Just when you think the Religious Right forces can’t get any wackier, they up the ante.

Legislators in North Carolina have introduced the “Rowan County Defense of Religion Act,” a bill declaring that all states – and their political subdivisions – are free to make any laws they choose regarding religion. The U.S. Constitution’s church-state separation provisions, they say, apply only to the federal government.