A lot of our lives are wrapped up in religious rituals, but Idaho is the only state in the country where you can actually get a free ticket to heaven.
And that’s because it’s not an atheist state.
It’s an agnostic.
That’s why Idaho’s state constitution includes the phrase “God” in the title of the state’s constitution.
It is the most explicit definition of a god anywhere in the world.
But it also makes Idaho the only atheist state in America, and a prime candidate for a state-level prayer ban, according to the ACLU.
It would require citizens to first ask a simple question, before they could pray.
It wouldn’t have a religious component to it.
“This is not about God, it’s about freedom of religion,” says Mark Schlesinger, who served as a special assistant to former Idaho governor Steve Bullock and is now the president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
Idaho is also the only U.S. state to ban government funding of religion-based groups, including churches and synagogues.
That means that, despite its religious nature, Idaho doesn’t have the most restrictive laws for religious groups in the U.M.L.G.G., an evangelical Christian group, sued to overturn Idaho’s religious freedom law last month, arguing that it would discriminate against members of its own church, and that the ban on religious groups is an unconstitutional infringement on the right to practice religion.
It has also filed lawsuits to block a law that would prohibit the public display of the Ten Commandments in public schools.
The law is expected to go to a vote on March 10 in Idaho.
Idaho has a population of just over 7 million, but there are more than 25 million active members of other faiths in the state.
The state’s religious groups have filed lawsuits in state court to stop the law from taking effect.
Schlesingers said that in order to be a “religion” in Idaho, the state needs to follow certain criteria: You have to be active in a religion.
You have a specific purpose, a goal, and your members must be motivated by a similar reason to be part of that religion.
“Idaho is a very conservative state, and there is a strong desire to remain so,” Schlesingsonsaid.
“But we have to ask the question, if Idaho is an atheist, what are the goals of Idahoans who are religious?”
He added that Idahoans have a right to choose what to believe and how they pray, and he called for an “active dialogue” between religious and secular Americans about what they can and can’t do together.
“That’s what the American public has a right and a responsibility to have,” Schesinger said.
Idaho isn’t the only one that has made a religious test part of the Idaho constitution.
Other states have tried to restrict religious expression in the name of “religious freedom.”
Last year, South Carolina, a state in which about one-third of the population is Christian, passed a law requiring voters to show a valid ID to vote.
But the Supreme Court ruled that the law violated the First Amendment.
The bill’s sponsors, however, are now facing legal challenges, arguing the law is unconstitutional because it violates the rights of religious people to free speech and association.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups in America , reported that the Southern Poverty Policy Center (SPLC) is active in Idaho and has reported on anti-Muslim hate groups.
In June, the SPLC filed a lawsuit to block Idaho from adopting a religious exemption to the state constitution that would have allowed a non-religious, non-profit group to serve as a sponsor of a state event.
The group, the Idaho Christian Legal Center, says the bill violates their First Amendment rights to free association.
“The legislation would require a religious entity to obtain a license from the Idaho Department of Licensing and Regulatory Services before it can sponsor an event,” the SPLC stated in a press release.
“While we appreciate the state seeking to protect its religious beliefs, the proposed legislation would make the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) unconstitutional.”
Idaho is one of only three states in the South to allow non-governmental organizations to sponsor state events.
The others are Louisiana and Alabama, where the state has passed a Religious Freedom Act, and Mississippi, where it passed a similar law in the fall of 2016.
Schicksinger, the ACLU’s attorney, said Idaho could follow suit and “have all the religious organizations in the United States being forced to follow the same religious exemption law.”
“It is very, very disappointing that Idaho has been so slow to embrace a religious freedom bill, but they can’t keep it quiet,” he said.
The ACLU is also suing Idaho to overturn a law banning the display of religious symbols in public places, including schools.
A coalition of churches in Idaho sued the state to block the law