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Atheist Group Targets New Mexico City for Posting ‘In God We Trust’ Motto in City Hall
| April 4, 2013
| Heather Clark
Posted on 04/04/2013 9:21:38 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
Alamogordo, New Mexico An atheist activist group is targeting a city in New Mexico for its recent decision to post the motto In God We Trust on in city hall.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin sent a letter to city officials in Alamogordo, New Mexico warning that the motto should not be established.
It is inappropriate for the city commission to adopt a proposal that would place In God We Trust at City Hall, wrote president Annie Laurie Gaylor. Statements about a god have no place in government buildings.
She asserted that officials could not use city chambers as a vehicle for promoting their religious views.
But Mayor Susie Galea says that the motto is permitted under the law because it is not religiously-charged, and that the city has the freedom to express its views.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the motto In God We Trust is a patriotic political statement as it relates to the U.S. Constitution, she stated. The motto is permitted in government buildings.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
With Americans now kneeling before the throne of the homosexuals, the atheists are ready to take their turn at being obnoxious, pains in the @$$.
posted on 04/04/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT
(Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
the atheists are ready to take their turn at being obnoxious, pains in the @$$.
...you mean, there actually was a time when they weren’t obnoxious pains in the butt...gee, who knew...
I see the devout evangelical atheists are out proseletyzing again.
posted on 04/04/2013 9:32:44 AM PDT
(I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
No one opposes these Atheist/left-wing groups directly, openly. I find they make demands easily, and without any worry about consequences.
Conservatives are “live and let live” types, and generally don’t have the personality types to be in-your-face, aggressive, lefty-style activists. Unfortunately though, that is exactly what is needed in cases like this. Not letter-writing campaigns, but public, annoying, non-stop demonstrations and blockades, for example, of “Freedom from Religion” HQ.
Let them feel the same pressure they give, and they won’t be see free and easy in their demands.
posted on 04/04/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT
Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wisconsin has every right to say what they think AND so do the Religious....the media loves this sort of 'war' and will try to exacerbate it...who is funding the FFRF...some socialist-Marxist group no doubt...if America is to keep her roots, people are going to have to demand these types of organizations be tarred and feathered and run out of Dodge.
posted on 04/04/2013 10:01:30 AM PDT
“...Let them feel the same pressure they give, ...”
But...But...they'll get mad!!
are you trying to start (finish) a war!??
You are right about conservatives, hard to change our ways...
posted on 04/04/2013 10:01:53 AM PDT
(USA ; Freedom is not Free)
Here in SC we have In God We Trust license plates. The atheists fought against those and lost. For the life of me, I cannot understand why atheists care if people believe in God.
They are often one and the same.
I never see them doing anything against islam, though. Strange.
Statements about a god have no place in government buildings.
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It is no exaggeration to say that on Sundays in Washington during the administrations of Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809) and of James Madison (1809-1817) the state became the church. Within a year of his inauguration, Jefferson began attending church services in the House of Representatives. Madison followed Jefferson's example, although unlike Jefferson, who rode on horseback to church in the Capitol, Madison came in a coach and four. Worship services in the House--a practice that continued until after the Civil War--were acceptable to Jefferson because they were nondiscriminatory and voluntary. Preachers of every Protestant denomination appeared. (Catholic priests began officiating in 1826.) As early as January 1806 a female evangelist, Dorothy Ripley, delivered a camp meeting-style exhortation in the House to Jefferson, Vice President Aaron Burr, and a "crowded audience." Throughout his administration Jefferson permitted church services in executive branch buildings. The Gospel was also preached in the Supreme Court chambers.
posted on 04/04/2013 10:10:19 AM PDT
by DJ MacWoW
(My faith and politics cannot be separated)
These people are going after a ten commandments statue that is in front of a local school. There was an offer to move the statue to private property nearby, but that's not good enough because individuals walking to school could still see it.
posted on 04/04/2013 10:13:39 AM PDT
This just disproves their whole “I don’t believe there is a god” schtick.
If you truly were indifferent to God, you wouldn’t care.
This demonstrates quite clearly you are fully aware of God’s presence in your life, at all times, and you are looking for safe haven to get him out of your life.
Your concsience is being scratched at everday and God is working in your life.
posted on 04/04/2013 10:28:25 AM PDT
(Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
posted on 04/04/2013 10:29:52 AM PDT
(GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
Atheists should be a little more patient. Why worry about changing a few things here on earth when their godless eternity is just beyond the few short years here on the topside of the terra ferma.
posted on 04/04/2013 11:11:32 AM PDT
(Truth or Tyranny)
I think Alamogordo followed Artesia’s lead on this and years ago the ACLU tried to tell Tijeras to remove the cross on their logo....citizens told them to get out of town. NM does fight back sometimes.
posted on 04/04/2013 11:28:44 AM PDT
(You are the company you keep.)
I’d tell them to go to Hell!
posted on 04/04/2013 12:00:56 PM PDT
by Paleo Conservative
(Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
posted on 04/04/2013 12:07:28 PM PDT
by Hoosier Catholic Momma
(How long till my Arkansas drawl fades into the twang of southeast Ohio?)
I love Alamogordo, New Mexico
posted on 04/04/2013 12:43:56 PM PDT
(Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
“Atheists don’t believe in God. But the Devil does’’. — Bishop Fulton J. Sheen.
posted on 04/04/2013 12:46:04 PM PDT
(Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
To: Paleo Conservative
Id tell them to go to Hell!
That right there is funny....post of the day caliber as well.
posted on 04/04/2013 3:44:48 PM PDT
( Nothing so vexes me as a democrap above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS. (It's the Law))
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