Section 265 of the Mississippi State Constitution states, “No person who denies the existence of a Supreme Being shall hold any office in this state.” Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports that, although the provision has been ruled unconstitutional and unenforceable, the atheist group Openly Secular, is demanding that the section be removed.
For more information:
- MPB: Atheist Group Calls on Legislature to Change Constitution
- Unelectable Atheists: U.S. States That Prohibit Godless Americans from Holding Public Office
- Randy Weeks: State ban goes against freedom