Mayor and police chief remove resident for refusing to stand for prayer & pledge

John Rees, the mayor of Winter Garden, Florida ordered police Chief George A. Brennan to remove Joseph Richardson from a city commission meeting on August 28th, 2014 after Richardson refused to stand for a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.

Joseph Richardson is a member of the Freedom From Religion Foundation who has been asking the city to let him give an invocation at the meeting, a duty reserved for city commissioners or clergy picked by the mayor.

Now seems like a good time to remind everyone that just four months ago, our conservative Supreme Court just voted along party lines to issue the Orwellian ruling that government sectarian prayers are not only secular, they do not advance religion or coerce residents in any way.

Now stand up you little turd or I'll have the cops drag you out.

>>>> UPDATE: MAYOR APOLOGIZES AND ENDS CITY COUNSEL PRAYERS 

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What a good mayor; trampling over another persons rights like that.... *rollseyes*

So next time fill the damn meeting, and all hallways,  with like minded folks and have an atheist 'mic check!'

On Friday Sept.5 the commissioners voted to replace the prayer with a moment of silence and to allow people to stay seated during the pledge.  I'm a child of the 60's, civil disobedience works.

Ramen

 

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