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Why it matters that 7 states still have bans on atheists holding office

By Kristina M. Lee, Ph.D. Student in Rhetoric, Colorado State University
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Tennessee’s Constitution includes a provision that bars three groups from holding office: atheists, ministers and those engaging in duels. Efforts are under way in the state legislature to remove this exclusion for ministers, but not for duelists – or atheists.

In January 2021, Republican Tennessee State Senator Mark Pody proposed Senate Joint Resolution 55 to…


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