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Saturday, October 4

Atheists sue Bush over national prayer day

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The nation's largest group of atheists and agnostics is suing President Bush, the governor of Wisconsin and other officials over the federal law designating a National Day of Prayer.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sued Friday in U.S. district court, arguing that the president's mandated proclamations calling on Americans to pray violates a constitutional ban on government officials endorsing religion.

The day of prayer, held each year on the first Thursday of May, creates a "hostile environment for nonbelievers, who are made to feel as if they are political outsiders," the lawsuit said. continued

ohferchrissake. I may be wrong but I think that the government is just pandering to the "religious" one day a year. It's something that pisses me off, but I wouldn't waste good money suing them. The folks who turn the wheels in this country don't believe in any omnipotent god except themselves. I wonder what the atheist's real point is.

This is the stuff that gives atheists a bad name in this country. Worried about feeling like a political outsider? Join the fucking club. Everyone is a political outsider on election day as long as elections are being stolen. Why not sue Karl Rove and get him thrown out of the country if you want to make a statement. What am I missing?

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