Man, Guilford County never stops working
The American Civil Liberties Union said witnesses in North Carolina courtrooms should be allowed to swear to tell the truth on scriptures other than the Bible.
The ACLU has filed a lawsuit to permit oaths to be taken on the holy books of Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and other non-Christian faiths.
Judges in Guilford County ruled recently that Muslims cannot legally take an oath on the Quran. [emphasis mine]
I just hope just-reelected County Comissioner Billy Yow (of T-shirt-with-Calvin-peeing-on-the-NAACP-logo fame
) steps in to bring a dose of rationality to this discussion.
has more coverage
on this. (Thanks to BookNinja
for reminding me about this. I'll be swearing on my copy of the Books of Bokonon