Michigan Mayor Bans Atheist Display So As Not To Upset Christians
A Michigan mayor has refused to allow an atheist “reason station” because it might upset a Christian “prayer station nearby.
Warren resident Douglas Marshall proposed the “Reason Station” to promote separation of church and state, and to tell people about using free thought, reason and logic.
But Warren Mayor Jim Fouts rejected the display for a period of one year because of Marshall’s affiliation with a group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation. In a letter to Marshall, Fouts explained that the Freedom From Religion Foundation was not protected under the First Amendment’s Establishment clause because atheism was not a religion.