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Atheist Group Tells Michigan City Council to Stop Praying on Taxpayers' Time
Christian Post ^ | 02/21/2014 | MICHAEL GRYBOSKI

Posted on 02/22/2014 3:19:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind

An atheist organization has sent a letter of complaint to a city council in Michigan over the local government's usage of prayer at council meetings.

The Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has threatened legal action against the Saginaw City Council.

In a letter sent to Saginaw City Manager Tim Morales, FFRF staff attorney Rebecca S. Markert wrote that Saginaw "should drop these prayers altogether."

"Government prayers exclude a significant portion of Americans from the democratic process, are of dubious legality, and are a repudiation of our secular history," wrote Markert.

"City Council members are free to pray privately or to worship on their own time in their own way. They do not need to worship on taxpayers' time."

Debbie Buck, executive assistant to the city manager for the city of Saginaw, told The Christian Post that the city is not commenting on the matter.

(Excerpt) Read more at christianpost.com ...


TOPICS: Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics; Skeptics/Seekers
KEYWORDS: atheism; citycouncil; debbiebuck; governmentprayer; madison; michigan; prayers; saginaw; stoppraying; timmorales; wisconsin

1 posted on 02/22/2014 3:19:10 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“are a repudiation of our secular history”

What secular history? As far as I’m aware, that only began really in the 60s, and has only become sickeningly noticable in the last 10-15 years.


2 posted on 02/22/2014 3:24:01 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: SeekAndFind

Somebody needs to tell these Atheists to go to Hell.

Oh wait, God already told them.

Never mind.


3 posted on 02/22/2014 3:24:42 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: SeekAndFind

What hate-filled people. They devote their time to making others miserable.


4 posted on 02/22/2014 3:41:16 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why are Christians so silent?


5 posted on 02/22/2014 3:47:07 PM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd
What hate-filled people. They devote their time to making others miserable.

Who, RF posters?

6 posted on 02/22/2014 3:47:48 PM PST by Legatus (Keep calm and carry on)
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To: Legatus

No, atheists.


7 posted on 02/22/2014 3:52:50 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

I realize I should have been a bit more blunt in making my little joke.


8 posted on 02/22/2014 3:54:22 PM PST by Legatus (Keep calm and carry on)
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To: SeekAndFind

What about the taxpayers who like prayer?

This does cut both ways.

Why not have a referendum?


9 posted on 02/22/2014 4:13:28 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: SeekAndFind

There was a time in this country when AMERICAN MEN would have kicked these maggots’ asses and sent them home crying to mommy. It’s too bad those days are gone. No men left.


10 posted on 02/22/2014 4:19:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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11 posted on 02/22/2014 4:53:40 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: JamesA

Call them and tell them what you really think.

Freedom From Religion Foundation
PO Box 750
Madison WI 53701
608/256-8900
FAX 608/204-0422


12 posted on 02/22/2014 6:20:12 PM PST by Bluebeard16
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To: SeekAndFind

If these assholes from Madison care so much about what Saginaw does, they can go and help fix the problems of that city, and there are many. The East Side is a ghetto.


13 posted on 02/22/2014 6:22:26 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: SeekAndFind

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm
27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation= enemy agents...simple enough.


14 posted on 02/22/2014 8:26:09 PM PST by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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