Proposal would have Christianity established as the state religion of North Carolina. Because fuck the Constitution.
North Carolina has mostly been a red state for a while, but our state politics have mainly been held in check by a balance of the two major parties. This last election cycle saw Republicans get the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature, leading to some pretty dumb shit going down in NC. The latest example is a proposal that would establish Christianity as the state religion, despite a well-known separation of church and state in the US constitution.
For hundreds and hundreds of years, Christians have flocked to the city of Bethlehem in Israel as the site of the birth of Jesus. But new archaeological evidence shows that the Bethlehem that’s being worshipped is probably the wrong one. At the time when Jesus would have been born, it turns out there was a town of Bethlehem in Galilee, much closer to where Mary was living. Oops.