Posts Tagged ‘courtroom oaths’

Freedom of Religion, Government-Sponsored Religion, Religion in Public Life

Religiously tinged oaths are a pretty common feature of American life. Anyone who has watched a courtroom drama on television has probably seen witnesses being sworn in on a Bible, vowing to tell the truth “so help me, God.”

Elected officials are often sworn in with similar oaths. Interestingly, nothing in the Constitution requires this. Article II, Sect. 1 of […] Read More