Great news for anyone living in Texas who wants to run for public office! It turns out, to be a public servant, you must in fact be a believer in a ‘supreme being’.
No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office, or public trust, in this State; nor shall any one be excluded from holding office on account of his religious sentiments, provided he acknowledge the existence of a Supreme Being.
It might seem a little vague however; when they say supreme being do they mean like Nazi Supermen? or how about the existence of Neo from the matrix? He was pretty supreme, right? I personally favor the FSM, that noodly bastard can gain my belief any day. Does that count?
Of course, were this to actually be challenged on the basis that it’s completely unconstitutional (against the United States Constitution, under the first amendment), I’m fairly certain an objective judge would have it overturned. Still, it’s always nice to see the hostility non-believers get from religious folk who want to force people to believe in god(s). Last I checked, “faith” and “belief” are both supposed to be things you freely choose, not have forced on you.