Friday, October 03, 2008

Atheists Sue President Over National Prayer Day

They feel that a day of prayer causes a hostile environment.  Hmm, so hostile that they feel comfortable suing. - Atheists Sue President Over National Prayer Day
The nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics is suing President Bush, the governor of Wisconsin and other officials over the federal law designating a National Day of Prayer.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sued Friday in U.S. district court, arguing that the president's mandated proclamations calling on Americans to pray violates a constitutional ban on government officials endorsing religion.

The day of prayer, held each year on the first Thursday of May, creates a "hostile environment for nonbelievers, who are made to feel as if they are political outsiders," the lawsuit said.

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