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Atheists to Sue to Prevent Police Working with Pastors to Reduce Murder Rate

Yes. Some atheists would clearly rather have more murders if it means police working with pastors.

It seems that an atheist organization has announced that it's intending to sue government officials in Montgomery, Alabama for creating a program that trains pastors in the community to spot crime and pastors will sometimes ride along with police to help crime victims through their difficult times.

That sounds like a good community building idea, doesn't it? But nooooooooooooo.

Christian News reports:

Nearly 40 area clergy have completed the training, which were all recognized during a recent ceremony at Montgomery City Hall. Police chief Kevin Murphy issued diplomas to the pastors as their names were called.

“They’re going to make a difference, and they’re going to help everyone in their time of need see that change can be made,” Corporal David Hicks told those gathered.

However, once the group American Atheists of Cranford, New Jersey learned of the matter, it sent a letter to city officials demanding that they dissolve the new program.

“[A]ny plan by public officials to engage in a scheme to promote Christianity using public funds and public officials is blatantly and facially unconstitutional under the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which states, ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,’” the correspondence asserted.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) also sent a letter to city leaders, advising that residents in the state had complained about the effort. The Alabama chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has requested records surrounding the program before it formulates an opinion.

“If we sue, which we will, it will end up costing the state of Alabama thousands of dollars or hundreds of thousands of dollars,” American Atheists attorney Edwin Kagan told AL.com.
Dude, even the ACLU was hanging back on this one. Do you know how loony tunes you have to be to make the ACLU want to step back from you for attacking Christians too much. That's like Axl Rose getting kicked out of Guns and Roses kinda' crazy.

It's funny, nobody seemed to have a problem when the government was saying that the Department of Homeland Security should be keeping a close eye on those wacky Christians. I guess that's ok.

*subhead*Idiots.*subhead*

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7 comments:

Robert said...

Why should anyone in Cranford, New Jersey even care what's happening in Montgomery, Alabama? These folks will travel hundreds, if not thousands of miles to harass Christians.

Mack Hall, HSG said...

Define "clergy." Here one would be hard put to find a man who isn't a preacher of some sort, and this isn't simply a matter of a Protestant / Catholic divide; some of the pastors are Ma and Pa apostles / disciples / evangelists / bishops / doctor bishops / master bishops / Reverend Doctor Master Bishops with twin parking spaces for their expensive cars in front of their government subsidized Christian (hmmm) schools and thus government subsidized churches. Don't read from a long-ago script about a stock benevolent minister from a John Ford movie.

Matthew A. Siekierski said...

They quoted a part of the First Amendment, but it's clear they don't comprehend the very words they quoted.

Me :) said...

I just like the part where they say "CONGRESS should make no law", being as a law was not made, and the program was not developed by Congress.

Mary De Voe said...

All pastors and priests, ministers and the like retain their sovereign citizenship and act as sovereign citizens in good will for the common good. To do what these atheists are doing is to disenfranchise the pastors, priests and ministers. Disenfranchising a sovereign person would require proof that they have committed treason against the state. Jesus Christ, the innocent Christ has been disenfranchised for no good reason or criminal activity except that atheists do not like God. Hatred of God is proof positive that there is a God. Why do not the atheists run with the police and ambulances sowing despair to the dying murder victim? The common good consists in hope and comfort.

Mary De Voe said...

The horse's a$$ is apropriate

Mary De Voe said...

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohbit the free exercise thereof." How conveniently the atheist hands us a half-truth while prohibiting the free exercise of religious expression thereof. One would think that the atheists were communists.

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