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I Swear

The bible is not the only book that will be used when you are being sworn in at court. A man in North Carolina was recently granted by the courts to be able to swear in using the Koran as the book that he laid his hands on to take his oath. The ACLU took the case to court with the argument that State law allows witnesses preparing to testify in court to take their oath by laying a hand over "the Holy Scriptures," by saying "so help me God" without the use of a religious book or by an affirmation using no religious symbols. The cout ruling was a victory for the ACLU. "As of today, all people can use the holy text of their choice," said Seth Cohen, an ACLU attorney who argued the case. This is one of those stories that make perfect sense to me and I am glad that the ruling was in favor of the ACLU. My spirit is glad.

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