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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
June 2014 Newsletter #023
Update to May Newsletter #18

US Supreme Court allows
Christian prayer at town meeting!

US Supreme Court allows Christian prayer at town meeting
The US Supreme Court has ruled that even overtly Christian opening prayers at town council meetings do not violate the US constitution.
Read the full article at: US Supreme Court allows Christian prayer at town meeting
This ruling is in violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution. This ruling in effect endorses Christianity over other beliefs in a nation where individual beliefs are a mainstay of our freedom and liberty. Much worse will follow. Once you allow government, at any level, to put a particular religion before other religious beliefs, it's only a matter of time before we have a government sponsored religion at the State and Federal levels. And eventually we could get a government mandated religion just like they have in the Middle East. If that happens we would see horrible abuse of human rights and freedom of speech in the name of Christianity. This ruling is a tremendous blow to our freedoms. We should speak out against it at every opportunity.
And just in case you think the above is just speculation please note the following: "In Clarence Thomas's view, individual states are free to establish an official religion if they please."- Charles P. Pierce at Esquire.com. That should be enough to scare anybody, especially us atheists. We might be up for making some pretty horrible choices in the future.
And to make matters worst a different local "Atheist" group has decided to Kowtow to this ruling and produce some kind of "Atheist sectarian prayer" to present to city councils. Sioux Falls Atheists will never Kowtow to those who violate the principle of separation of religion from any level of government! We advocate fighting this ruling using any and all legal means including speaking out, protest and boycott. Once we Kowtow and recognize the right of any group to mandate any kind of prayer at any government functions or government financed institutions (like schools) we have lost the battle to ever keep religion out of government, and then They Have Won!

US Supreme Court allows
Christian prayer at town meeting!

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Sioux Falls Free Thinkers
June 2014 Newsletter #023
Update to May Newsletter #18