Jesus-Hating Atheists Get Triggered by School Board Prayer

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The good people of Orrville, Ohio start every school board meeting with a word of prayer. They also recite the pledge of allegiance.

This sort of behavior used to be common in the United States – until our public school districts were hijacked by godless heathen atheists along with sex and gender revolutionaries. 

But in Orrville they still pledge and pray — in the name of our savior Jesus Christ. And that turned out to trigger a bunch of out of town atheists from Wisconsin. 

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation says such prayers are illegal – unconstitutional. And they want the district to cease and desist. 

“Students and parents have the right — and often have reason — to participate in school board meetings. It is coercive, embarrassing and intimidating for nonreligious citizens to be required to make a public showing of their nonbelief (by not participating) or else to display deference toward a religious sentiment in which they disbelieve,” attorney Karen Heineman wrote in a letter to the school board president.

The FFRF says the prayers are coercive, embarrassing and intimidating for non-religious citizens. 

“Public schools exist to educate, not to indoctrinate,” says FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor. “The board presumes to speak for the religious belief of the entire population of Orville City — a presumption that is quite certainly false.”

But the fact is that no one is forced to pray. No one, not even a godless heathen, is even forced to listen to the prayer. 

Beyond that – why in the world would a bunch of aggrieved atheists be bothered that people would pray to a deity that they don’t even believe exists?