Atheists Attack Prayer in Pennsylvania, Lose One in Tennessee
Atheists around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, don't like it that officials with the Greencastle-Antrim School Board open their meetings in prayer, and they told them so at a school board meeting in mid-August, threatening to sue if it didn't stop. On August 16, following the recitation of the Lord's Prayer by board members and other meeting participants â€” a tradition that stretches back to at least the mid-1980s â€” members of Pennsylvania Non-Believers and American Atheists stepped forward to insist that the practice is somehow unconstitutional and must be halted immediately.
One of the complainers, Carl Silverman of the Non-Believers group, said that â€śhe had been monitoring the meetings in person and on the school district website, and wanted the board to cease the prayer, listed on the agenda after the Call to Order,â€ť reported the local Record-Herald newspaper. Silverman added that he had enlisted the...
What is the matter with atheists? Why are they so Hell bent on forcing their godless insane beliefs on everybody? Why can't they just live and let live? Nobody is forcing those atheists to remain in a location where prayer is being said. They have the freedom to exit the location temporarily until the prayer is finished and then they can re-enter the location again.