Last week, the new mayor of Franklin, North Carolina, Bob Scott, took his oath of office on a Constitution instead of a Bible. He told the American Humanist Association that he made the decision because “there is so much controversy surrounding separation of church and state. I am a firm believer in keeping religion and government separate.”
Good for him! You’d hope other politicians follow suit, regardless of their theological views, since they’re being elected to uphold our Constitution, not one religion’s holy book.
But Rev. Mark H. Creech, Executive Director of North Carolina’s Christian Action League, says Scott’s decision is “troubling.”
I repeat: Creech is upset because a politician took an oath of office on the Constitution instead of his preferred brand of mythology.