No riposte needed, which is novel for yours truly. I’ll just let the story from the Washington Post speak for itself:
A group of atheists, led by a California man known for challenging the use of the words “under God” in recitals of the Pledge of Allegiance at public schools, filed a lawsuit yesterday to bar prayer and references to God at the swearing-in of President-elect Barack Obama.
I’m sorry. You realize it is archetypal that the BarackStar is usually on your side, right? Uncanny.
Evidently, the compliant, said tool Michael A. Newdow, has tried this game before – he failed this stunt in 2001 and 2005 against President Bush’s inauguration. You would think he would learn.
According to the lawsuit, the opening and ending prayers “are completely exclusionary, showing absolute disrespect to Plaintiffs and others of similar religious views, who explicitly reject the purely religious claims that will be endorsed, i.e., (a) there exists a God, and (b) the United States government should pay homage to that God.”
It’s a prayer, to which you have two options: don’t go to the inauguration (which is about A MAN WITH INDIVIDUAL BELIEFS entering office, not a field trip for the country) or put a DVD in when every channel on the planet is broadcasting the friggin’ thing.
Once again, Wall Watchers, we see the degradation of this country has it erodes it’s stance on Jesus – not religion, just Christianity.
These law suits are nothing more than a ploy to get 15 minutes of fame. Of course, I’m adding time to the clock, but this dude is liable to make a preacher cuss, roll up his sleeves and lay on some hands… and then you’ll have a law suit worth something more than the paper on which it’s written.