As I mentioned earlier, FFRF is suing over the “In God We Trust” plaque being engraved in the new Capitol Visitor Center.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel ran an absurd letter today by Antonio Fins, a man who wants to see the words engraved into the CVC and who doesn’t even understand the irony of his own comments:
Let’s start by pointing out the First Amendment doesn’t grant freedom “from” religion, just freedom “of” religion. It doesn’t ban religion, it provides freedom for all so that one denomination doesn’t dominate or become the official state religion…
No one is forced to worship because they saw the motto on a $20 bill. Or because they recited the Pledge of Allegiance. It’s pretty innocuous.
There’s just too much ignorance in those sentences to dissect it all right now. Needless to say, Fin would be saying something completely different if, each day, he had to recite that we’re “One Nation, Under Many Gods”…Anyway, the newspaper has a poll up asking your thoughts on the issue:
At the moment, the results are going in the wrong direction:
Let’s Pharyngulate that.