The House passed legislation Thursday that would prevent the Supreme Court from ruling on whether the words “under God” should be stricken from the Pledge of Allegiance.
Fox News reports:
Across America, manyÂ local governmentÂ meetings begin with public prayers but a Tampa city council meeting recently started out with members leaving because of the invocation.
AtheistÂ Michael Harvey was about to give the invocation at a Tampa City Council meeting when some members became angry. A debate continued for nearly 30 minutes until three members walked out.
One of the more irrational people at the Tampa City Council meeting said: “[I shouldn’t have to] listen to an atheist sit here and tell me what I should or should not believe in.”
What a frickin’ joke. In the former story, the House is trampling on the separation of powers and in the latter case we are showing that only certain religions are allowed to get the stage at meetings and football games and the like. Actually, there is exactly one religion allowed at these events and it is Christianity.
We non-believers have to listen to Christians telling us what to believe all day every day. It’s about time we got a chance to invoke some reason at the city council meeting rather than listen to the shallow mythology of a simplistic book that has been twisted to support the most oppressive ideologies of our time. I have nothing against Jesus, it’s radical Christians that I have a problem with. Keep your fucking religion out of my government.