While Christians simply want to be left alone, atheists will do anything in their power to get in their way.
Many atheists don’t believe children should be allowed to pray at school.
But a court just issued a huge ruling that smacked atheists with news they never expected to hear.
A group of atheists recently got angry and sued the Pennsylvania House Speaker, who denied them the ability to offer a prayer during a legislative session.
They wanted to make a mockery of prayer, but the Republican Speaker wasn’t having it.
The atheist group cited the Establishment Clause, which prohibits government from establishing an official religion.
But a U.S. Court of Appeals disagrees, with a Clinton-appointed Judge writing the majority opinion, stating that “prayer presumes a higher power,” and that without that higher power it can’t be considered prayer.
Breitbart News reports:
A federal court ruled Friday against a coalition of atheists who brought a lawsuit against the Pennsylvania House Speaker, claiming the body violated the Establishment Clause of the Constitution by prohibiting them from offering the prayer.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled 2-1 in Speaker v. Fields that it is not unconstitutional to bar atheists, who do not acknowledge God, from offering the prayer in the legislature.
Judge Thomas Ambro, a Clinton nominee, wrote the majority opinion:
“As to the Establishment Clause, we uphold the policy because only theistic prayer can satisfy the historical purpose of appealing for divine guidance in lawmaking, the basis for the Supreme Court taking as a given that prayer presumes a higher power. For the Free Exercise, Free Speech, and Equal Protection Clauses, we hold that legislative prayer is government speech not open to attack via those channels.
The nontheists also challenge as unconstitutionally coercive the requests to “please rise” for the prayer. We hold that the single incident involving pressure from a security guard is moot. As for the sign outside the House chamber and the Speaker’s introductory request that guests “please rise,” we hold that these are not coercive.”
What in the world would atheists even use as a prayer in front of a legislative body?
Would they just read quotes from their heroes Christopher Hitchens and Bill Maher?
They don’t believe in a God to pray to.
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