They were featured because of their recent court victory in which a judge declared the National Day of Prayer unconstitutional.
The court ruling drew fire from the private National Day of Prayer Task Force. Michael Calhoun, a spokesman, described it as “an attack upon the religious heritage” of the nation. He criticized the Madison organization.
“It is a sad day in America when an atheist in Wisconsin,” he said, “can undermine this tradition for millions of others.”
It is still not easy being an atheist in public. No corporate group gives money to the foundation. Ms. Gaylor said she typically avoids making her views on political candidates public, calling it “the kiss of death” to be endorsed by an organization of nonbelievers.
She acknowledged voting for Mr. Obama, and expressed disappointment that his administration has defended the prayer day law. “I don’t give him a pass,” she said. “He’s a constitutional scholar. He knows we’re right.”
FFRF continues to lead the charge against breaches of church/state separation. They’re fighting the big fights and taking the criticism that goes with it. I’m not a fan of everything that they do, but I think they do enough important work that I am proud to be a member.
If you’re not already, you should be one, too.