Radical atheists have distorted the First Amendment’s protection of freedom of religion.
They demand it be interpreted by courts as freedom from religion.
And they’ll stop at nothing to enforce their view, including attacking a school for what they did to support a sick four-year-old girl.
A rural Michigan high school was forced to remove a video of a “family circle” to support the football coaches daughter who is fighting a serious illness in the hospital.
The community came together to hold hands in support of the little girl at the high school football field.
Later, the school had posted a video of the event on social media.
But, because the event included a prayer over the loudspeaker, the radical atheist “Freedom From Religion Foundation” sent several letters threatening legal action unless the video was removed.
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“The school district can get involved in a number of ways but if it involves sponsoring religion they can’t be involved,” said Freedom From Religion Foundation Legal Fellow, Colin McNamara.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation says the family circle involved a prayer over the loud speaker, which is unconstitutional for a public school.
“The first amendment establishment clause forbids government actors from endorsing religion,” said McNamara. “They’re required to be neutral with respect to religion. They cannot endorse or promote it in anyway.”
Community members say they’re frustrated.
“Outside factors should stay out of our community,” said [Bruce] DeBoer. “At that point in time this was to help a young girl everyone supported it.”
“We pray for the young girl,” said DeBoer. “We hope that she gets better soon because for anybody to be ill like that is one thing but for a little child it goes a lot deeper.”