In Montgomery County, Texas, residents and elected officials are debating a proposal to “issue $350 million in bonds to maintain and expand roads.” I’m sure there are good people on both sides of the issue, but volunteer prayer-leader Mary Hammer Menzel made it clear last week during a meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners Court that God would totally vote in favor of the bonds.
I would never go so far as to say atheists are the most hated people in America. While we rank lowest in certain polls regarding our electability, keep in mind that there are only a handful of options in the first place. Expand that list and our stock goes up considerably.
But I think it’s safe to say Christians are nowhere near the top of the list when it comes to Most Persecuted Groups in the Country.
Tell that to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who made that claim on a recent radio program:
Atheists Won’t Challenge New Jersey Judge’s Ruling in Favor of Keeping the Pledge of Allegiance in Schools
The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center announced last year that it had filed a lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District in Monmouth County, New Jersey. If successful, the lawsuit would put an end to saying the Pledge of Allegiance in the state’s public schools.
Much like their (failed) lawsuit in Massachusetts, the plaintiffs were anonymous (presumably to avoid harassment from Christians) and the argument was all about discrimination. It wasn’t about removing “Under God.” Rather, they were arguing that reciting the Pledge itself went against the state’s constitution and that ritual should stop immediately.
After Oklahoma Teacher Handed Out Bibles to Her Third-Graders, District Promises It Won’t Happen Again
A couple of weeks ago, in Duncan, Oklahoma, Woodrow Wilson Elementary School teacher Erica Mackey announced she had a surprise for her third-grade students:
The student reports that Mrs. Mackey announced that she had “the holy Bible” and asked if anyone would like one. Nearly all the students walked up to her desk and she handed them out. After seeing his classmates take Bibles from the teacher, the child felt peer-pressured and coerced to do the same.