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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."
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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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