Judge forced to include the God talk


Jun 3, 2003
Judge forced to include the God talk
WXII-TV 12 Piedmont |
"The state Supreme Court ordered a judge Tuesday to restore references to God in the words used when he enters the courtroom and when witnesses swear to tell the truth... The high court ordered [District Judge James M. Honeycutt] to stop using a revised oath missing the phrase 'so help you God,' and administer the witness oath as spelled out in state law. The court also ordered the judge to allow bailiffs to begin court sessions with a proclamation that includes 'God save the state and this honorable court.' Judge James Honeycutt wanted the bailiffs to remove the phrase 'so help you God.' Honeycutt had threatened to hold several bailiffs in contempt of court if they continued to use the phrase." [Hey idiot: it's your job to follow the rules. If you don't like the law, lobby the goddamn legislature or file a lawsuit.]

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