Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Apparently, Atheists Don't Have Rights

Apparently, atheists don't have the right to try and protect the 1st Amendment of the Constitution. And people wonder why we're becoming so vocal? Because even Democrats are unwilling to stand up for us. The man you hear in the video is activist Rob Sherman, an atheist who was testifying about what looks to me to be a violation of the Establishment Clause. The woman you hear is Rep. Monique Davis (D-Chicago). PZ has more on the details of the situation over at Pharyngula. I have to say, I find it laughable that Rep. Davis insists that Sherman is trying to destroy the principles that this country is based on. I wonder, does she think free thought, free speech, separation of church and state, and public involvement in government (you know, self-rule - of the people, by the people and for the people) aren't among the principles this nation was founded on? The representative needs to take a high school government class. She also needs to learn the definition of atheism before she opens her mouth about how much she hates it. How many misconceptions about atheism (and reality) can you hear in what she says?

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