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Atheists, Agnostics Hope to Stop "Response"



    Atheists, Agnostics Hope to Stop "Response"
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    by Bruce Felps

    Geez, must practically every dissenting group in the United States file a lawsuit against whatever they oppose?

    According to an Associated Press report filed today, a group of atheists and agnostics calling themselves the Freedom From Religion Foundation — yeah, yeah, “freedom of” not “from,” tell them — filed a suit in federal court to stop Gov. Rick Perry’s The Response.

    Editor's update: A Houston federal district judge ruled against the group trying to prevent the rally who said it violated the Constitution.

    Guys, save the time and effort. Perry’s prayer and fasting rally likely isn’t so much a religious action as it is a grandstand ploy to attract the religious right bloc. Not that I’m cynical or anything.

    U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller will hear the complaint, and Perry, as quoted in the AP brief said, “my prayer is that the courts will find that the first amendment is still applicable to the governor."

    The” governor not “a” governor, wow, dude’s referring to himself in the third person.

    Sorry, got distracted ... anyway, c’mon FFRFers, don’t try to perpetrate a negative by stopping something. Take a positive, constructive approach and join in on something.

    Here you go.

    Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He'll be at one of those Aug. 6 events, in spirit anyway.