Saturday, September 19, 2009

Church-State Violation in Memphis

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While perusing Friendly Atheist this morning, I see that the Memphis City Council's practice of allowing a “Chaplain of the Day” to open their sessions with sectarian prayer has been noticed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). I am glad to see the FFRF getting involved in this unfortunate church-state violation.

As Hemant (Friendly Atheist) notes,
People ask why they should support atheist organizations. This is why. It’s a powerful moment when a group’s staff attorney can instill the fear of no-god in a city or state government :) FFRF has the Constitution on its side. Memphis has a god. I’ll take FFRF every time.
Bravo! Here is some information from the FFRF about how you can help.

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