Easy… just declare yourself an athiest.
You see, Article 19 Section 1 of the Arkansas Constitution says:
No person who denies the being of a God shall hold any office in the civil departments of this State, nor be competent to testify as a witness in any court.
Of course this probably fails the religious test clause in the US Constitution. Turns out that Rep. Richard Carroll has submitted a bill to repeal the section. Ed Brayton wonders how this will go down:
… But I’d be willing to wager that one of two things will happen: either the legislature will refuse to pass the bill and put it on the ballot, or it will go on the ballot and the voters of Arkansas will reject it.
Why? Because I bet there are enough people in that state who still favor such an idiotic law and want it to exist even if it can’t be enforced. It’s a symbol of their belief in their own superiority to those evil Godless heathens. This will be interesting to watch. Anyone wanna take that bet?
I’m probably not as pessimistic as he is about the probable outcome. Then again, I’ve been disappointed by religious Americans before in their capacity to separate church from state.