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Christians for a "Test Oath"
Theory, History, Litigation

All About Oaths

What is a "Test Oath?"

Why Does the Bible Require Test Oaths?

An Oath is an Act of Worship
An Oath Can Only be Taken by a Christian
Political Offices Must Not be Held by Non-Christians

Doesn't the Bible Forbid Taking an Oath?

Why Do Some Quakers Refuse to Take Oaths? An Introduction to Theocracy

"The Separation of Church and State" vs. History

In Defense of Puritan Theocracy

What the Founding Fathers thought about "Deists" and "Infidels"

Holy Trinity Church v. U.S. (1892) This case shows that the ACLU and the current Supreme Court are so far from the truth that it's dizzying. Contemporary First Amendment jurisprudence suffers from legal Alzheimer's Disease. This decision has been flushed down the Orwellian Memory Hole. It could not be handed down today because the Court is blinded by The Lie. Precedent means nothing. Facts mean nothing. History means nothing. Truth means nothing.

Why Humanists Defend Secular Theocracy

Why the Constitution has Failed

The Meaning of a Secular Oath "So Help Me, God" as "Ceremonial Deism"

No One Takes a Secular Oath Seriously

No One Who Takes a Secular Oath Takes the Constitution Seriously

The Constitution is Dead Meat

Has the Constitution been "Suspended?" The Myth of the "National Emergency"

Republicrats, Demopublicans, and Theocrats

If Not the Constitution, Then What?

Christianity is "Unconstitutional"

An Open Letter to Christian "Patriots" and Militia members

"Mourn on the 4th of July" Why the Declaration of Independence was a Declaration of Independence from God; a repudiation of a God-honoring Theocracy and inauguration of a Secular Humanist dictatorship.

Do Christians Blow up Federal Buildings? In Oklahoma or Iraq?

Patriarchy and National Security

Is the State a Biblical Idea?

Towards a Paradigm Shift: Decentralized, Non-Ecclesiastical Theocracy

The "Test Oath" in Court

Our Petition to the U.S. Supreme Court

A Parable (Showing why it is currently illegal for a Christian to "support the Constitution")

Torcaso v Watkins (1961): Humanistic Consistency - At last!

Why We Made a Federal Case Out of It

Summers and Girouard: Two cases that apply to YOU!

Why YOU Should Take a Test Oath

Conclusion: An Oath You Can Live With

About the Author

The Moral Character of a Christian Attorney

Why be a Lawyer?

Praying Through Romans 13

Preparation for Appeal

Relevant U.S. Supreme Court Cases

"Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve Him,
and shalt swear by His name
." Deuteronomy 6:13

A lawful oath is a part of religious worship. . . .
The Name of God only is that by which men ought to swear. . . . Westminster Confession of Faith, ch. xxii. (1647)

Every person who shall be chosen a member of either house,
or appointed to any office or place of trust . . .
shall . . . make and subscribe the following declaration, to wit:
"I ________, do profess faith in God the Father,
and in Jesus Christ His only Son,
and in the Holy Ghost, one God, Blessed for evermore;
and I do acknowledge the holy scripture
of the Old and New Testaments to be
given by divine inspiration." Delaware Constitution, 1776

"It should not be assumed that oaths will be lightly taken;
fastidiously scrupulous regard for them should be encouraged." U.S. Supreme Court Justice Felix Frankfurter, 1950

Delaware Constitution, Art. 22 (adopted Sept. 20, 1776), 1 Del. Code Ann. 117 (Michie, 1975). See also T. Skillman, The Constitutions of All the States According to the Latest Amendments, 181 (1817).  [Back to text]  [Atheists Should Not Hold Public Office]

Concurring in American Communications Association CIO v. Douds, 399 U.S. 382 at 420, 70 S.Ct. 674 at 695 (1950). Emphasis added.  [Back to text]  [The oath is now taken lightly.]