Tuesday, February 5, 2008

North Carolina Constitution (1776)

"There shall be no establishment of any one religious church or denomination in this State in preference to any other."


Article XXXII
"That no person who shall deny the being of God, or the truth of the Protestant religion, or the divine authority of the Old or New Testaments, or who shall hold religious principles incompatible with the freedom and safety of the State, shall be capable of holding any office or place of trust or profit in the civil department within this State."


  • The word "Protestant" was changed to "Christian" in 1835.
  • This Article was in effect for the first 100 years of North Carolina's statehood.

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