Always eager to show that they're founts of Christian love, some local religionists have erupted with the humility and charity preached by Jesus: "I was really upset about it," said Barbara Moyer, a Macon County resident. "As far as I'm concerned, if the Bible's not good enough to do your oath, then you're not good enough for the Bible, I'm sorry. I'm a Christian, and I'm proud of it. Anybody that refuses the Bible, I don't want nothing to do with them. As far as I'm concerned, he's out."
Another emailer, after obviously re-reading Matthew 5-7 and wishing to bestow blessings on the poor in spirit, wrote Mayor Scott:
Curious to know why you chose to deny Christ. This country was founded on Christian values. The constitution clearly states that. You made it to where you are by the grace of god and turn around and spit in his face. As a life long North Carolinian (unlike you), I'm sickened by you arrogance [sic]. I run a small shop down the road from you and not that it will matter, but I assure you this matter will not be forgotten. And I promise you will not be elected again unopposed. However I can hurt you politically, trust that I will. I will keep your insolence at the top of everyone's mind. You are a disgrace, and you should not be sucking the Government tit anymore. Take Nancy and your godlessness back to South Carolina where you belong a**hole.Just one tiny footnote: Of course, the Constitution does not mention Christ (or even "God") in any context whatsoever. But it is true that South Carolina is a godless Gehenna not worthy of being redeemed in this world or the next.