North Carolina Aims to Preserve Government Prayer–by Taking Steps Toward a State Religion

(Updated) New bill asserts, "Each state in the union is sovereign and may independently determine how that state may make laws respecting an establishment of religion."

Update (April 8): North Carolina lawmakers apparently aren't the only ones who would support establishing an official state religion. According to a new poll, more than one-third of Americans would support "establishing Christianity as the official state religion in [their] state."

Forbes also reports that nearly half of those polled "would also favor a constitutional amendment that would make Christianity the official religion of the United States."

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Update (April 5): The North Carolina House of Representatives will not vote on a bill that would allow the state to disregard the federal Establishment Clause, according to local news source WRAL.com.

A local reporter for News 14 Carolina broke the news on Twitter yesterday afternoon:

House leadership says H494 (religion resolution) is "officially dead". #ncga #ncpol– Loretta Boniti (@BonitiNews14) April 4, 2013

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) may have thought it had the upper hand when it filed suit against a North Carolina county ...

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