The Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation has placed a display in Olympia, Washington to counter a nativity scene and the "Capitol Holiday Kids Tree" at the state Capitol. The organization's website cites "protecting the constitutional principle of the separation of church and state."
The placard reads: "At this season of the Winter Solstice may reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."
Certainly, the Constitution protects our right to freedom of religion and prevents the formation of a state religion. However, "separation of church and state" is not found in the Constitution.
The idea that Gov. Christine Gregoire and her PC staff allow an organization which does not understand the Constitution exercise its constitutional rights is preposterous.
Our country and our morals have always been founded on the Judeo-Christian value system. This is simply another example of Americans trying to destroy itself from within.
Indeed, atheists have their right to "practice non-religion" but to attack the sanctity and joy of Christmas is simply foolish, ignorant and unnecessary. Further, by "practicing non-religion" they are validating religion.
Finally, by granting the right to display this disgusting placard, Gov. Christine Gregoire has taken political-correctness to a new level.
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