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Cecil Bothwell was only recently sworn in as a member of the Asheville, North Carolina, City Council, and some folks are already threatening to go to court to get him thrown out of office.

Cecil Bothwell was only recently sworn in as a member of the Asheville, North Carolina, City Council, and some folks are already threatening to go to court to get him thrown out of office. Has he been accused of corruption? Been caught with an underage girl? No, he's an avowed atheist, and the state constitution bars those who "deny the being of Almighty god" from holding office. The provision conflicts with the U.S. Constitution and can't be enforced, but Bothwell's opponents say they'll try to have him ousted anyway.

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Title Annotation:Brickbats
Author:Oliver, Charles
Publication:Reason
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U5NC
Date:Mar 6, 2010
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