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No Solemnity Without Religion; or, Why Can’t Atheists Perform Weddings?
The Center for Inquiry recently lost a case in a federal court in Indiana, in which it challenged a state law limiting the performance of weddings to religious celebrants only. According to the law, The only people who can be authorized by Indiana to perform weddings are particular government officials and representatives of religions, typically […]
Is Belief in God “Religious?”
Is it “religious” to acknowledge the existence of a supreme being? The language of state constitution religious tests reveals a great deal about how religion is conceptualized in America. Article VI of the United States Constitution states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under […]