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Atheist group sues to block Rick Perry from prayer rally

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posted on Jul, 15 2011 @ 09:28 PM

A group that has already criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry for his involvement with a Christian prayer rally scheduled for Reliant Stadium next month went a step further Wednesday and filed a federal lawsuit in Houston to stop him from promoting it.

This is honestly getting ridiculous. How does a prayer rally affect the freedoms of atheists? If you don't like it then don't go! There is no need to attack a meeting of individuals because of your atheistic views. Atheists in America act like angry children who hate everything to do with God. I never understood how angry a person can get from something they believe is a fairy tale. Atheists need to stop acting like tyrants. America has freedom of religion and they cannot stop events just because they don't like it.


posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 02:11 AM
reply to post by vlady95

Some details would help.

As to the american scenario of black/white isn't like that everywhere else.

It may come as a surprise to many americans, christians and american christians, but USA isn't the cultural centrum of this planet. Reading ATS one sometimes gets the impression, that americans believe it to be.

posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 07:03 AM
I haven't read the pleadings but where the Governor goes so goes our taxpayer dollars.
One has to wonder how deep the Governor's support for such activities run - and what the cost to the taxpayer is.


posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 10:17 AM
reply to post by vlady95

For the same reason people protest people who claim they have cancer cures or can talk to the dead; praying is wishful thinking and sometimes damaging to suggestive minds.

Praye r kills baby; parents face jail for not going to doctor

It's ok when the religious protest homosexuality (because it's their "belief") but not when atheists protest prayer due to their lack of belief?

If anyone did pray in America; i'd hope it would be half on the millions of dying and starving people in poor countries; otherwise, they're expecting God to answer their prayers, and not dying starving children's prayers.

posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 01:39 PM
Does Obama have a right to go to a Neonazi rally? What if he was actually endorsing it?

The governor has rights. He has the right to any beliefs, and maybe to go to rallys. But, going as Governor, basically advertising it as something approved by the governor, he's indirectly serving an establishment of religion through his place in office. This is much worse if any local funds or tax dollars get put on this.

I'm easily imagining a speech from him at the rally, and treating it like a usual public event. It's a case where he can't really practice his personal rights without abusing the rights of his position.

The General rule of thumb, is that if the tables were turned, and the governmental action was regarding something you don't believe. Such as if the governor was going to a neonazi rally. Or, what if the pledge of allegiance said "There is no god to be under"? People would freak out at the governmental support of something that goes against their beliefs, but have a double standard that it's ok to go against others beliefs.

Did the "Atheists" (Their more acting like libertarians, and possibly may include people of other faiths, so no reason to generalize a certain group) ever win this? I hope they did.

posted on Aug, 7 2011 @ 12:30 PM

Here's some interesting opinions regarding Rick Perry.

When you have no other fodder, pander to the religious (prayer) and preach in a popular place (a football stadium)

This rally is unconstitutional.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the exercise therefore"

Government should not be taking favour to any particular religion, or using any particular religion to gain political support.
edit on 7-8-2011 by ExistentialNightmare because: (no reason given)


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