I would really love someone to point out the provision protecting us from offense. And if they can’t, then they should shut the Hell up and stop trying to make everyone else suffer! This story, from Montana, has the latest tale of leftist whining and angst. It seems a statue of Jesus has caused one Atheist to contract a bad case of GODitis (a severe reaction to any mention of God, Jesus, Christmas, Christmas Trees, Santa Claus, Christmas parades, Christmas ornaments, the colors red and green, Frosty the Snowman, Rudloph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Bibles, crosses, intersections, (they look like crosses), church, Christianity, or manger scenes!)
A lawsuit seeking the removal of a Jesus statue near a Montana ski resort will go on after a national group of atheists and agnostics produced a local member who says he is offended by the religious symbol whenever he swooshes down the slopes.
The Knights of Columbus and four individuals had asked a judge to throw out the legal challenge because the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation had not named anyone actually harmed by the statue on federal land next to Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Without such a person, the Knights of Columbus argued, the foundation had no right to bring the lawsuit.
So the foundation found William Cox, an atheist who lives 15 miles from the northwestern Montana resort. Cox submitted a statement that says he frequently goes to Whitefish and has skied many times past the statue, which he considers religious and offensive.
That was good enough for U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen to deny the Knights of Columbus’ request Tuesday and to proceed with the lawsuit. A trial is scheduled for March.
“I could just say, `Hallelujah,”‘ Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, said Wednesday. “It was very obliging of the judge to let it proceed.”
Did she just say Hallelujah? Isn’t that hypocritical? Seriously though, what lunacy is this? I apologize for my simple view of such cases but the constitution is very clear on freedom of religion. It says Congress “shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or the free exercise thereof”. That statue was not placed by an act of Congress, that statue does not respect any religious establishment, and NO, there never has been a right NOT to be offended. Because if there is, I should sue the soulless weasels at the Freedom From Religion Foundation because they piss me off!
Just to be clear, I find it odd that the FFRF is not aware that they already are “free” from religion, it is right there in the constitution they are actively trying to erode. Maybe they are not aware that one person’s freedom from activity does not mean others have no right to that activity. Many people watch reality shows, and I despise reality shows. So, I do not watch them, simple! I would never seek a court to take those shows from others to protect my sensitivity!
One more note. If you observe those few Atheists that take part in the Fascist campaigns like this one, you will note that they are always screeching about Christians trying to “force” their views on others. Really? I think it is clear who is trying to force their views on others here! That is how thugs are. And yes these are thugs, nothing more.