Nobody has the guts to stand up and say, no, even if you are not a Christian, this country was founded on Judeo-Christian values, and we’re going to use the Bible only.
Otherwise any old text will do. I think that if I am ever called to testify in a North Carolina court I will insist on being sworn in on a copy of The Management of Savagery.
From AP, with thanks to all who sent this in:
RALEIGH, N.C. “” If North Carolina is going to let people use a religious text when taking an oath in court, the Bible shouldn’t be the only book allowed, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union argued in court Tuesday.
A lawsuit filed by the ACLU of North Carolina challenges a state policy that allows only the Bible to be used in such court procedures.
“If the state is going to get into the religious oath business, the state has to be fair,” said Seth Cohen, the ACLU’s lead counsel on the case….
Filed in July 2005, the lawsuit argues that state law is unconstitutional because it favors Christianity over other religions. It names Syidah Mateen, a Muslim woman who said she was denied the use of the Koran in court.