Bill to create state religion in NC unlikely to come up for vote - WNCT

Bill to create state religion in NC unlikely to come up for vote

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

A North Carolina House GOP bill that would create an official religion in North Carolina is dead.
     
More than a dozen GOP leaders filed the resolution, after council members in Rowan County got into a dispute over praying at council meetings.
     
A spokesperson for state House Speaker Thom Tillis says the legislation did not accomplish what its authors hoped.
     
It'll probably be referred to committee, but will not hit the floor for a vote.
     
A court ruling in 2011 found prayers at public meetings that favor one religion over another are unconstitutional.
     
The lawmakers pushing the religion bill unsuccessfully argued the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution applies only to Congress and not local or state governments.
               

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