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When Franklin, North Carolina mayor Bob Scott was sworn into his second term this week, the self-identified Humanist decided to honor his belief in the Separation of Church and State. Scott was not sworn in on the bible, but instead took his oath on a copy of the Constitution.
Scott said that he “decided to take my oath holding a copy of the Constitution because there is so much controversy surrounding separation of church and state. I am a firm believer in keeping religion and government separate.”
#Humanist and AHA member Bob Scott sworn in as Mayor of Franklin, NC.Takes his oath on copy of Constitution. pic.twitter.com/jmbSGZcQkM
— American Humanist (@americnhumanist) December 10, 2015
After a successful first term, Mayor Scott promised to bring change and innovation to the town of 3,800 on his second time around.