Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Curious Case of King, NC

King, NC is a small city tucked away in the shadow of Pilot Mountain, some fifty minutes from Greensboro. It's where I and a few other members of the UNCG Atheists grew up and went to school. And now it's an embarrassment to our national value of freedom of religion. The spectacle of theocratic flag-waving mass hysteria was sparked when an Afghan war veteran demanded that the city remove the Christian flag from a veterans memorial at a public park.

But words fail to capture the extent of the insanity.  Please watch the film, In God We Trust and ‘like’ the Remove the Christian Flag from King Facebook page created by the Afghan war veteran who bravely stood up for the preservation of our constitutional separation of church and state. This veteran served our country abroad in order to preserve and defend our freedoms at home. The people of King should be ashamed.

"When the underlying principle has been examined in the crucible of litigation, the Court has unambiguously concluded that the individual freedom of conscience protected by the First Amendment embraces the right to select any religious faith or none at all."
—Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

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