1. Atheists disqualified from holding office or testifying as witness.I am giddy with glee that this bill has even been tabled. If it passes, I will be qualified to be the mayor of my town. Also, I will be judged competant enough to testify in court.
No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any Court.
I have heard next to nothing about it in the media. I don't think there is even much oppostion to the bill. Considering that my state has just passed a law that prohibits anybody who is not a married heterosexually couple from adopting or fostering children, this bill comes as a breath of fresh air.
However, this bill is still new. I do expect there to be fierce opposition once the news gets out.
D. Jeff Christenson, an op-ed writer for my local paper has written an opinion piece about this bill. I'm not sure exactly how he stands since his article has a decidedly christian slant. But, it seems that he may be supporting the bill, although he is reluctant to come out and say it. In the article, he mentions several things that have nothing to do with the bill, like the FfRF billboard campaign. So, he may be trying to "poison the well" a bit. He just didn't make it clear enough whether he supports the bill or not.