I’m not just a person that votes in presidential elections and in a few short months it will be that time again. I just wanted to know why I have to vote in a church? My designated polling center is some baptist church. I just don’t understand why they can’t use a different venue. There are a ton of schools near by. I always remember every school I went to was used as a polling place. I didn’t even know this was allowed. I have always voted at community centers of some sort. It’s just not cool. Not to mention in Ohio they are trying to change that little “I voted” sticker to include “with god all things are possible”.

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Comment by Matthew Wood on August 4, 2011 at 12:17am

I would go the legal route and see if there is anything substantial to bring about a change. I am not a lawyer, but it could be seen as a church and state issue, however, I know there are loopholes and crap like that that will pervert the issue.

 

The "with god all things are possible" that is a definite issue and needs to be addressed.

 

Now, with all seriousness aside, I would say to every voter and poll official that you are an atheist and funny how you are in church not burning alive.

Comment by Meghan McWilliams on August 4, 2011 at 12:23am

HAHA. I was thinking of demanding they give me a sticker that doesn't say god on it. And I have a pretty sweet "fuc* your god" t shirt.

Comment by Matthew Wood on August 4, 2011 at 12:37am

Create one of those "Coexist" bumper sticker graphics into a shirt that says "Does Not Exist." Wear it with pride.

Comment by Kevin Anthony on August 4, 2011 at 12:55am
It's a perfectly good apace for a polling station. The stickers are crossing the line, but I don't mind voting in a church anymore than I mind going to a wedding in a church. The important thing is that you're not forced to participate in their rituals
Comment by Alejandro M on August 4, 2011 at 2:31am
I agree wholeheartedly with Kevin's post above.

I wouldn't think too much about it - they are choosing it (I imagine) for the physical space, rather than the fact it's a place of worship.
Comment by Kelin420 on August 4, 2011 at 3:00am

They are just buildings- Go Vote.

That is not the problem for me about voting. I don't agree with, don't believe, don't trust the political candidates for sale. I am not a good follwer of other people. For every one thing I agree with on one issue I usually disagree with five more.

It's always like trying to not pick the evil of two lessers for me.   

Comment by Meghan McWilliams on August 4, 2011 at 10:38am

I'm going to vote. I understand it is just a venue. It just don’t sit right with me that my civic responsibly as an American has to be carried out in a place of religious worship. It’s 2011.

Comment by Steve on August 4, 2011 at 10:43am

"with god all things are possible”

 

It's true. Just not in the way they are thinking of

Comment by Nate on August 4, 2011 at 10:53am

@ Matthew I want that shirt! lol

Comment by Arcus on August 4, 2011 at 12:13pm

Put on a top with a big atheist logo.

If they throw you out you might accomplish having sent some elderly Xians to jail for an overt crime of discrimination.

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