Sending in the FFRF
The FFRF has sent a letter to the Hawkins City Council about a sign that they had put up with public funds, made by public school kids.
Hawkins City Mayor Will Rogers says in the recording above:
No I haven’t had any complaints about the sign.
The sign has been up for about four years. It was a community project. The city council unanimously voted for the sign to be put there. The kids at Hawkins ISD shop class helped build the sign. The chambers paid $400 towards it. We had private donations for the rest of it.
Mr. Rogers goes on to say that the citizens should show their support of the sign. Well that kind of doesn’t fucking matter, neighbor.
Now I see a lot of problems with this, in general, that a goddamn 4th grader could recognize.
Approval by the City Council
The approval by the city council should be the first thing to raise an eyebrow over this. The city council shouldn’t be voting on whether or not to put an endorsement of a single religion as a way to welcome US Citizens or otherwise into their town. Let’s see what the constitution has to say about this?
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
— First Amendment
Ahhh yes. see that settles it. Our fucking constitution says that you can not do that shit. If you’re the mayor on the city council or a member of any government body you should definitely need to read the FUCKING CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF GODDAMN AMERICA.
Public School kids built the sign
Ummmmm…. WTF is this shit exactly? Not only did the city council decide unanimously to put the fucking thing there, but then you went to the local public school and had them fucking build the goddamned thing? No public school kid should be made or asked to help build any kind of religious propaganda. It is really that fucking simple.
The Chambers helped pay for the sign
Now if the rest of that wasn’t enough to make it unconstitutional for the fucker to be there, the local government helped pay for the motherfucker, too. They used public funds to build religious propaganda and put it up as people enter their town. An official endorsement of the Christian religion.
The Letter sent by the FFRF states:
The Jesus Welcomes You to Hawkins’ sign sends a message to the City’s citizens that the Hawkins government is endorsing and compelling a belief in a particular god. By endorsing such a belief, the sign sends the message to non-adherents that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community, and an accompanying message to adherents that they are insiders, favored numbers…
I think it’s pretty sad that the FFRF even has to point out this kind of shit to people. I mean it’s like taking a dogs’ nose and rubbing it in their own shit on the carpet and telling them “NO NO… BAD DOG.”
Mr. Rogers goes on to state that even if you don’t perceive Jesus as a religious figure that he had many humanitarian aspects to him that people should value him for. Jesus IS a religious figure, though. His character in the bible is there solely for that purpose. There is no proof whatsoever of these supposed “humanitarian” aspects of Jesus. I guess spitting in the face of people to cure blindness and making women compare themselves to dogs is just humanitarian as fuck.