Sound off for May 11, 2014

By From page A8 | May 11, 2014

Last week, we asked whether civic buildings should be used for religious events such as National Day of Prayer.

Here are some responses from our website:

  • I’ve been reading up on separation between church and state since I heard they were doing this. It’s obvious by the town hall meeting and meeting with city officials that they push the Leaven and many other religious organizations. What about the children whose families don’t follow organized religion? I think the church needs to stay in the church.
  • The Constitution is all over the place on these issues. Bottom line is that it’s OK to peaceably assemble. The lines regarding separation of church and state are somewhat blurry so I suppose it’s the old “interpretation theory?”
  • Government meeting halls should be available to any well-mannered group that can afford to rent them.
  • So can atheists use City Hall to prove there is no God?

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