It continually baffles me what is considered “okay” for governments to do and what is not.
A spokesman for the event, Eric Bearse, dismissed the foundation’s claims. “This kind of legal harassment is no surprise, but we will vigorously defend the right of Americans to assemble and pray and we will win,” he said.
Let me put this next part in bold: there are no atheists who want to take away Americans’ right to pray, assemble, or do whatever they want religiously. The problem is when governments start using government time and resources to push religion.
How is this so hard to understand? If some Christian group wants to have a prayer day and Obama or Rick Perry show up, fine. It’s a private enterprise, they can do whatever the fuck they want. They’re people. But if elected officials are arranging Christian-only events on the taxpayer’s dime, there’s a big problem.
Imagine what would happen if a Muslim governor or mayor arranged a day of prayer to Allah.