A report on the intertwining of church and state in Arkansas:

* Its unconstitutional state Constitution — atheists are theoretically prohibited from holding public office.

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* The legislature’s past refusal to endorse the principle of separation of church and state.

* The quaint habit — oft remarked by outsiders who encounter it — of including religious preference in legislative biographies. (Since you asked: I was raised Methodist, now a member of a Presbyterian Church. Always try to attend on Easter.)

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