Religion has entered the fray in a race for the 6th Court of Appeals in Texas. The Republican Party of Texas stated in an online newsletter that solo E. Ben Franks, Democratic nominee for a seat on the bench, "is reported to be a professed atheist" and believes the Bible is a "collection of myths." But Franks says he's never professed to be an atheist, and that no one with the Republican Party ever asked him whether he professes to be an atheist. However, he says he's not surprised by the allegation.
GOP Raises Religion in Court Race, Calling Democrat an Atheist
October 9, 2006