Atheists Go After Firemen Killed On 9/11

Atheists Go After Firemen Killed On 9/11

Professional atheists have become one of the nastiest, most intolerant, and hate-filled groups of people in America. Certainly there are plenty of atheists that description doesn’t apply to, but it certainly fits the atheists in this story.

A group of New York City atheists is demanding that the city remove a street sign honoring seven firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks because they said the sign violates the separation of church and state.

The street, “Seven in Heaven Way,” was officially dedicated last weekend in Brooklyn outside the firehouse where the firefighters once served. The ceremony was attended by dozens of firefighters, city leaders and widows of the fallen men.

“There should be no signage or displays of religious nature in the public domain,” said Ken Bronstein, president of New York City Atheists. “It’s really insulting to us.”

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Bronstein told Fox News Radio that his organization was especially concerned with the use of the word “heaven.”

“We’ve concluded as atheists there is no heaven and there’s no hell,” he said. “And it’s a totally religious statement. It’s a question of separation of church and state.”

…David Silverman, president of American Atheists, agreed and called on the city to remove the sign.

“It implies that heaven actually exists,” Silverman told Fox News Radio. “People died in 9-11 but they were all people who died, not just Christians. Heaven is a specifically Christian place. For the city to come up and say all those heroes are in heaven now, it’s not appropriate.”

Sorry, but these are just bad people lashing out at people who disagree with them out of pure maliciousness. Sadly, that sort of attitude has become all too typical amongst atheists who ask for respect from Christians, but never offer it in return.

Moreover, let me just add that contrary to the interpretation you often hear from liberals, the First Amendment was specifically created to protect people’s religious rights.

Ken Bronstein says, “There should be no signage or displays of religious nature in the public domain.” How does that square with the First Amendment “prohibiting the free exercise” of religion in the First Amendment? Certainly, if you can’t even put up a street sign with the word “heaven” on it, we don’t have the free exercise of religion in this country.

So, what comes next? Do we have to ban the song “Heaven” from the radio lest Ken Bronstein get offended? Lord knows, we wouldn’t want to do anything “insulting” to the New York Atheists.

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