The city council in Clarksburg, West Virginia is striking a blow for Christian privilege and putting those damn dirty atheists in their place by approving a resolution to put up an “In God We Trust” display at city hall. Because it’s patriotic and we’re ripping God out of the country and…oh, you’ve heard it all before.
[Councilman Jim] Malfregeot said he thinks other cities will get on board as well.
“They’re taking God out of everything. The country’s going to Hell in a handbasket, so I thought, ‘wow. What a great thing to do.’ And to be the first city hall and city chambers in the state of West Virginia to have In God We Trust,” said Malfregeot…Councilwoman Margaret Bailey said she is very grateful that Malfregeot brought the idea to council.
“We are a city of diversity. We are a city council of diversity. We have Christians, we are blessed with Jewish, we are all children of one God. It is not just Christian values, whether you’re Muslim, whether you’re Hindu, whether you’re Shinto, Christian, Jewish, whatever. We’re children of one God, and it’s ‘In God We Trust,'” said Bailey.
Right, of course. They’re being inclusive and diverse! Hemant has the right response:
As if keeping God out of government functions is what’s ruining this country, and not the shitty policy-making of people who use God as a tool to get elected to office.