And no, this is not a parody post:
“It’s the first freedom,” Stam explained. “It’s what a lot of people came to North Carolina for originally, was to have religious freedom, at that time from the Church of England.” The lawmaker added that the law was not unreasonable because it would not allow activities like “child sacrifice.”
“If you had a person who believes in child sacrifice as part of their religious principles, we’re not going to allow that,” Stam insisted.
Setting aside for the moment that Stam just might be insane, the General Assembly has already done a hell of a job with that whole child sacrifice thing. Between the "guns for everybody" culture, malnutrition associated with poverty, the school to jail pipeline, and many other unnecessary social ills, being a child in North Carolina is not what I would describe as an uplifting experience.