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NC lawmakers file resolution on state religion

     RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina lawmakers have filed a resolution asserting that the state rejects federal court rulings that regulate the establishment of religion.
 
     Two Rowan County lawmakers proposed the resolution in a filing Monday, along with 10 co-sponsors. Their proposed resolution says the state would refuse to acknowledge the authority of federal courts' rulings on religion in North Carolina or rulings on any constitutional issue.
 
     Chris Brook of the North Carolina American Civil Liberties Union says it's unfortunate the state is re-litigating issues that have been fully resolved for centuries.
 
     Republican Reps. Carl Ford and Harry Warren sponsored the bill. They didn't immediately returned calls from The Associated Press. 
 
     The ACLU has sued Rowan County because it says the board of commissioners opens its meetings with explicitly Christian prayers.

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