“…So Help Me God.”
Candidate for the Sixth Court of Appeals, Ben Franks, is reported to be a professed atheist and apparently believes the Bible is a “collection of myths.”
During debate over a plank in the State Democrat Platform, members of the Platform Committee debated dropping “God” from a sentence on the first page of the document. The plank stated: “we want a Texas where all people can fulfill their dreams and achieve their God-given potential.”
According to an article published in the El Paso Times, Ben Franks states: “I’m an atheist…”
All elected or appointed officials in Texas must take the oath prescribed by Art. XVI, Section 1(a) of the Texas Constitution:
"I, _____ , do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of _____ of the State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this State, so help me God."
Should Franks be elected in November, one would have to conclude that he will hold true to his out of touch “atheist” belief system and ignore the laws and Constitution of Texas. Mr. Franks is a personal injury trial lawyer practicing in Texarkana, Texas and is the Democrat nominee for the 6th Court of Appeals.
"Out of touch 'atheist' belief system?" Since when did not believing in God equate to being un-American?
Oh, right. Forget I brought that up. Please don't throw me in a gulag, Mr. Republican!
Democrats suck, too, by the way. Just a tiny, tiny bit less.
Also, as long as I'm rambling, the Bible is a collection of myths, but so what? If it serves the (alleged) purpose of making you a better person, then go with it. Hell, if The Lord of the Rings makes you a better person, go with that, too. I'm all in favor of self-improvement.