Atheists Join Hindus, Vegans, Satanists In Asking For State Capitol Monument

Sep 15, 2015

By Nick Wing

When Arkansas lawmakers passed a bill this year calling for the creation of a privately funded Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol building in Little Rock, they clarified in the legislation that the move shouldn’t be “construed to mean that the State of Arkansas favors any particular religion or denomination over others.”

Construction hasn’t yet begun on the tribute to Old Testament scripture — but already, a number of religious and secular groups have come forward to put the lawmakers’ claim to the test, demanding that they also be allowed to erect their own statues on the capitol grounds.

The latest request, submitted last month by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national group that advocates for the separation of church and state, calls upon Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) and Arkansas Secretary of State, Mark Martin (R), to build a “no gods” monument that represents the “views of citizens who reject the biblical or religious perspective.”

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2 comments on “Atheists Join Hindus, Vegans, Satanists In Asking For State Capitol Monument

  • Atheists Join Hindus, Vegans, Satanists In Asking For State Capitol Monument

    Meanwhile, would-be theocracies are fighting rearguard actions elsewhere!
    Deadly clashes have broken out in Nepal as the country prepares to formally adopt its new constitution.

    At least one person was killed and several wounded after security forces opened fire on a crowd who had defied a curfew in the southern Nepali town of Birgunj.

    The new constitution will see the Himalayan nation become a secular, federal republic with seven states.

    But it has been opposed by some groups who want Nepal to be a Hindu nation.

    “The constitution that will be promulgated is the outcome of many years of struggle by the Nepali people,” Prateek Pradhan, media adviser to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, told Reuters news agency.

    “It addresses the aspirations and demands of all sections of Nepali society in an inclusive and representative manner.”

    The demand for the new constitution was raised by Maoists rebels whose 10-year civil war ended with a peace deal in 2006.

    In 2008, the Maoists won elections to a constituent assembly, leading to the abolition of the 240-year-old monarchy. But amid squabbling, the assembly failed to draw up a new constitution.

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  • “We want it to be exclusive;…”

    If nothing else, their honesty is bitterly refreshing.

    The idiots in Arkansas set themselves up for this confrontation. I’d like to see the realization on their faces if that ever sinks in.

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