"On September 11, 2001, thousands of first responders heroically rushed to the scene and saved tens of thousands of lives. More than 400 of those first responders did not make it out alive. In rushing into those burning buildings, not one of them asked 'What God do you pray to?' 'What beliefs do you hold?'"
"The government of the United States is in no sense founded on the Christian Religion."
~ George Washington/ "I do not find in Christianity one redeeming feature."
~ Thomas Jefferson/ "The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my religion."
~ Abraham Lincoln/ "A just government has no need for the clergy or the church." ~ James Madison/ "I believe in an America where religious intolerance will someday end... where every man has the same right to attend or not attend the church of his choice." ~ John F. Kennedy/ "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers." ~ Barack Obama
posted by 0bvious
on Jan 20, 2009 -
The previously-mentioned Summums want to place their own monument in a park which contains the Ten Commandments, making the Supreme Court's heads explode in a a hilariously weird oral argument[pdf]: "Scalia: I don't know what that means. You keep saying it, and I don't know what it means. [...] Breyer: Suppose that there certain messages that private people had like "eat vitamins"—and then somebody comes along with a totally different content, "ride the roller coaster," and they say this part of the park is designed to get healthy children, not put children at risk."[more inside]
posted by Non Prosequitur
on Nov 13, 2008 -