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Democrats Shamefully Remove ‘So Help Me God’ From Oath

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Democrat-led New Jersey has agreed to drop the requirement for political candidates to sign an oath including the phrase “so help me God” following a lawsuit by an atheist.

The lawsuit claims that the requirement violates First Amendment rights.

“While Mr. Tosone previously completed the candidate petition in order to participate in past elections, he now sincerely believes, as a matter of conscience, that he cannot swear ‘so help me God,’” the lawsuit stated.

“By requiring plaintiff to swear ‘so help me God,’ in order to run for public office, without a secular option, the secretary of state has inflicted, and will continue to inflict, irreparable harm upon (Tosone),” it added.

Candidates now have the option to make a secular affirmation, or use the traditional oath with the phrase “so help me God” omitted.

“Communist Republic of New Jersey Kicks Out God Again,” podcaster Ken Matthews wrote.

The lawsuit has been dismissed, and the change reflects a growing trend of secularism.

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