The American Atheists website is bragging about their lawsuit against a small town Sheriff who had the audacity to speak about his faith in the public arena, via the department's Facebook page:
In a nutshell, it was a battle of bucks. Without admission of any wrongdoing, the Sheriffs Dept. decided to knuckle under and settle this silly lawsuit for as cheaply as it could. One of the big jokes here is that 60% of the settlement went to the ATTORNEY. The rest went to 2 plaintiffs for "damages".
WHAT damages could these 2 unhappy atheists have suffered? It seems to me a couple of intolerant liberal atheists got their underwear in a knot and needed a few grand to ease their butthurt.
The comments following the article are just precious... check out this one from "Happy Atheist"... it's a real bird's eye view of what goes on in the minds of the people that support the American Atheists Hate Club:
"Breaking the law?" What law? Happy Atheist needs to READ the 1st Amendment of Constitution, paying special attention to the "Free Exercise Clause" that GUARANTEES the right of citizens to openly express their faith, even when those citizens are public employees.
"Serial lawbreakers who need to be imprisoned?" Maybe Happy Atheist would be happier living in an oppressive authoritarian regime, where religious believers are arrested, imprisoned and tortured for not vowing their allegiance to government as the highest power. Atheists like this brainchild have now determined that the church is a criminal organization despite the Constitution special protection of religion through the 1st Amendment. Other countries like The Peoples' Republic of China and the Peoples' Republic of North Korea are on your side, Mr. Happy Atheist.
READ THE CONSTITUTION. The 1st Amendment deals with religious freedom because it was that important to the Founding Fathers. It's NOT a guarantee of freedom from public display of faith,
kiddies. It makes religious freedom a states' rights issue and and guarantees no one is coerced to join a national church. That's it! If you don't like open expression of faith DON'T LOOK.
The only reason Atheists win these minor battles is because they put up more bucks than the defendants in most of these cases. Then they brag about defending the Constitution when their real goal is to distort it and use it to erase religion from society, much the same way Josef Stalin did in the Soviet Union.
Once again, as I keep mentioning we see "happy" Atheists stomping all over other peoples' rights by filing silly lawsuits and forcing the Tyranny Of The Minority on the general population.
If the 2 plaintiffs in the lawsuit really wanted to make a statement, they could have taken their PUBLICLY FUNDED settlements and donated them to a food bank or to a charity like the American Cancer Society. If they had done that, it would be to me more reassuarnce that miracles DO happen.