American Humanist Association Lawsuit: Why We Are The Most Hated Minority In America?

http://www.americanhumanist.org/news/details/2013-05-american-human...

AHA is suing to keep a Christian monument from being purchased by city council funds and placed on public property. 

And we wonder why they hate us?

Fuck all that. I don't want my city paying $50k for a monument of a soldier kneeling in front of a crucifix. 

But man... there isn't any nice way to say that... 

How do you feel about this case? Logically, it's the right, -legal- thing to do. 

But there is very little logic in this scenario. They picked two very sensitive subjects that the vast majority of Americans would probably be happy to see displayed together. 

How in the fuck do we preserve our rights without looking like the very monsters they always try to paint us as?

A rich donor. 

That's how. 

A rich, atheist donor picks up the $50k tab, purchases a small section of property, thereby making it private.. and then keeps it on display. 

A small information plate might not go amiss, either. 

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Comment by Sagacious Hawk on May 31, 2013 at 6:00pm

They should propose a simple change: make the cross into a tombstone. The Soldier in the picture is obviously kneeling at a grave site. Why not just use the simple and iconic silhouette of the same headstones they use in Arlington? It's and easy and reasonable solution.

Comment by Misty: Baytheist Living! on May 31, 2013 at 6:49pm

I think that is also a great idea. 

A private donor earns points for the atheist community. Altering the monument would at least solve the problem. 

Comment by _Robert_ on May 31, 2013 at 7:08pm

They hate us not because of some lawsuit. but because deep down they know we are right

Comment by Strega on May 31, 2013 at 7:36pm

I read the entire attachment - it was surprisingly easy to follow.  Apparently the council was warned repeatedly by its own legal advisers, the military, and residents that it was in violation of the 1st Amendment, and yet the council just felt they could breeze ahead with it.  What a vile council - you should read the summaries of the meetings.  The American Humanist Association advised that they would take legal action if the council continued - and the council did anyway.

This lawsuit had to happen.  What a shitful town!

Comment by Unseen on May 31, 2013 at 10:39pm

Well, then, can we put up a statue of a soldier urinating on a crucifix?

Comment by Gallup's Mirror on June 1, 2013 at 12:36am

AHA is suing to keep a Christian monument from being purchased by city council funds and placed on public property. And we wonder why they hate us?

They hate us because we are atheists. The rest is an academic matter-- from religious monuments on public property to 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance to 'In God We Trust' on money to 'intelligent design' in biology classrooms-- of them casting us as the villains unless we let them do anything they want (Constitutional or not).

A rich, atheist donor picks up the $50k tab, purchases a small section of property, thereby making it private.. and then keeps it on display.

Appeasement. Not on your life. I'd rather a rich, atheist donor picks up the tab for the legal fees to sue the city. It's a complete waste, but that's religion isn't it?

I found this part of the article especially enlightening:  "Despite the clearly sectarian motivation for spending public money—and a warning from the town’s attorney that the monument as approved is likely unconstitutional—the city council unanimously voted to approve the monument anyway, saying that they were “taking a stand” for Christianity and against the separation of church and state."

The city council openly declared the monument was meant as a deliberate fuck you to the Constitution, which requires secular government. They hate us no matter what we do. Let's be hated and defend the Constitution while we're at it, since we're on the right side of it and they're not.

Comment by Warren on June 1, 2013 at 11:07am

It seems lately (or maybe not lately) it's open season on violating the Constitution on many fronts. Partly I think people don't understand what it stands for and are illiterate to it, and it goes up far into our lawmakers, not just everyday people.

Comment by SteveInCO on June 1, 2013 at 1:29pm

The city council openly declared the monument was meant as a deliberate fuck you to the Constitution, which requires secular government. 

Defiance (on their part) when informed they are violating the Constitution, which happens to enshrine freedom of conscience in this instance, is personally infuriating to me.  When I saw what they did in Bastrop it was enough to get me off the dime and join the FFRF.

Fuck 'rm, sue their hindquarters off and it's too bad they don't go to jail for being this defiant.

They hate us no matter what we do. Let's be hated and defend the Constitution while we're at it, since we're on the right side of it and they're not.

If they are going to hate us no matter what we do we might as well do as we please, which is the right thing.  This is known as "Zen freedom."

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