Skip to comments.Atheist Group Tells Michigan City Council to Stop Praying on Taxpayers' Time
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.
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“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.
Somebody needs to tell these Atheists to go to Hell.
Oh wait, God already told them.
What hate-filled people. They devote their time to making others miserable.
Why are Christians so silent?
Who, RF posters?
I realize I should have been a bit more blunt in making my little joke.
What about the taxpayers who like prayer?
This does cut both ways.
Why not have a referendum?
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.
Call them and tell them what you really think.
Freedom From Religion Foundation
PO Box 750
Madison WI 53701
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.
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.