In Seven States, Atheists Push to End Largely Forgotten Ban

December 14, 2014 at 8:11 pm 1 comment

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A bookkeeper named Roy Torcaso, who happened to be an atheist, refused to declare that he believed in God in order to serve as a notary public in Maryland. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, and in 1961 the court ruled unanimously for Mr. Torcaso, saying states could not have a “religious test” for public office.

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