State religion proposal dies in House
RALEIGH, N.C.–A House resolution supporting the creation of an official religion in North Carolina will never come to a vote, WRAL reports.
House Speaker Thom Tillis’ office said House Joint Resolution 494 was dead.
The resolution was filed by Republican Rowan County Reps. Harry Warren and Carl Ford, and a dozen other GOP House members signed on as co-sponsors.
The resolution grew out of a dispute between the ACLU and the Rowan County Board of Commissioners. In a federal lawsuit filed last month, the American Civil Liberties Union says the board has opened 97 percent of its meetings since 2007 with explicitly Christian prayers.
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