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Kristina M. Lee

Kristina M. Lee

Kristina M. Lee is a Ph.D. Student in Rhetoric at Colorado State University.

Tennessee State Capitol. (Photo: Ray Di Pietro)

Why it matters that 7 states still have bans on atheists holding office

By: - June 13, 2021

Tennessee’s Constitution includes a provision that bars three groups from holding office: atheists, ministers and those engaging in duels. Efforts are under way in the state legislature to remove this exclusion for ministers, but not for duelists – or atheists. In January 2021, Republican Tennessee State Senator Mark Pody, R-Lebanon, proposed Senate Joint Resolution 55 […]