Warren Mayor Really Wants You to Know He’s On God’s Side

Jim Fouts, the mayor of Warren, Michigan, recently lost a lawsuit over his refusal to allow an atheist city resident to set up a “reason station” in city hall where there has been a prayer station for years, costing the city $100,000 in the process. But he wants you to know that he’s still totally on the side of God.

A Michigan mayor who recently lost a lawsuit brought by the ACLU after he banned an atheist “reason station” on city property is now distributing “In God We Trust” posters from his office at City Hall.

According to C&G News, Warren Mayor Jim Fouts is offering the posters free of charge to the public despite the city paying $100,000 in costs, damages and fees after Fouts refused to allow the atheist station to be set up next to a “prayer station” in the City Hall atrium.

Fouts made news in July last year when he defended his decision, while comparing atheists to Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.

“The city has certain values that I don’t believe are in general agreement with having an atheist station, nor in general agreement with having a Nazi station or Ku Klux Klan station,” Fouts said at the time. “I cannot accept or will not allow a group that is disparaging of another group to have a station here.”

Yeah, disparaging other groups is wrong. You know, like comparing atheists to Nazis and the KKK. Fouts has always been a weapons grade douchebag who thinks his job as mayor includes proselytizing and pushing his religion on local residents.

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  • https://www.facebook.com/davidsimms David Simms

    “I cannot accept or will not allow a group that is disparaging of another group to have a station here.”

    Yes, because believing that anyone who isn’t a member of your religion should be tortured forever is totally not disparaging.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    Fouts has always been a weapons grade douchebag who thinks his job as mayor includes proselytizing and pushing his religion on local residents.

    Sure, but on the other hand, if he didn’t proselytize he’d have more time to perform his mayoral duties.

  • seashell

    Please correct me if I’m wrong – Didn’t he create an open forum with the prayer station in the first place, so if in fact the KKK did want to put up a station promoting “christian nationalism” (definitely not racism, no sirree) – wouldn’t that be allowable despite whatever the values that are in “general agreement” in the city.

  • elipson

    Sure, but on the other hand, if he didn’t proselytize he’d have more time to perform his mayoral duties.

    Is that the argument from shit-could-be-so-much-worse(SCBSMW)?

  • John Pieret

    Fouts has always been a weapons grade douchebag

    To be fair, one job of an elected official is to represent and uphold the views and interests of the majority of his/her constituents. So, if the majority of people in Warren are weapons grade douchebags …

  • Crimson Clupeidae

    Yeah, disparaging other groups is wrong. You know, like comparing atheists to Nazis and the KKK.

    Yeah! The KKK and most of the Nazis were fine, upstanding xians! How dare he insult them by comparing them to atheists!

    (Thanks for leaving the low hanging fruit for me, Modus.)

  • caseloweraz

    Fouts: “I cannot accept or will not allow a group that is disparaging of another group to have a station here.”

    So saying, he pledged that the Christian prayer station would soon be removed…

    (I know: in my dreams.)

  • https://www.facebook.com/danny.dejayeff Danny De Jayeff

    i grew up (many years ago) in a shitty suburb right next to Warren… nice to know that so many of the people living there should still be shot in the face for not understanding the basic fundamentals of being an American.