Patheos reports on the effort to make high school a little more cult-y:
A group of Arizona politicians — all Republicans, of course — have proposed a law (House Bill 2467) requiring public high school students to recite the following oath in order to graduate:
I, _______, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge these duties; So help me God.
It’s bad enough the Republicans are demanding loyalty of the kind normally reserved for members of Congress and beyond. (Read more…) If this were to become a law, atheists would either not be allowed to graduate…or they would be forced to lie so they could graduate. Neither is acceptable.