Me and da boys is goin’ to Arkansas.
Apparently, there are still a few states with standing laws that prevent atheists from holding state public office or testifying in a court of law. No, I’m not making this up.
The interesting irony is that anyone in Arkansas, or any of the other states on that list, could avoid testifying at state level or lower about anything, at any time, simply by claiming to be an atheist. If I were in the mob, tomorrow I’d be moving to Arkansas to set up my “business” with an atheist club as a front operation. None of my goons could ever be compelled to testify against each other – or, more importantly, against me – in any state court.
Somehow I doubt the law’s framers were capable of thinking that far ahead.