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Wed Feb 21, 2018, 09:43 AM

Atheist Kicked Out of MO Town Meeting After Criticizing In God We Trust Sign

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Atheist Kicked Out of MO Town Meeting After Criticizing “In God We Trust” Sign
February 16, 2018 by Hemant Mehta

On Wednesday night, atheist activist Sally Hunt spoke at a meeting of the Board of Aldermen in Wentzville, Missouri to criticize the “In God We Trust” sign they have in giant letters in their meeting room.

She explained the history of the phrase. She told them why it excluded the non-religious people in the community. And she also pointed out that she’s heard these complaints from several people in the area but that they were fearful of speaking out in public — that’s why she was doing it on their behalf.

Mayor Nick Guccione responded by essentially dismissing her criticism because she was the only person they had ever heard speaking out against the phrase… even though she had just explained why others weren’t giving speeches against it.

She tried re-explaining everything, but Guccione told her that her time was up and she needed to sit down before he called for her removal. (Update: Guccione said her five minutes were up after she had only spoken for 4:35. You can see that in the video.) Hunt eventually went back to her seat after realizing he wasn’t listening.

And then he asked the cops to remove her from the room.


Religious privilege at work.

The one and only original US Motto: E pluribus unum
Never codified by law, because it didn't need to be until the RWNJs took over.

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 11:59 AM

1. Good thing she's not a Christian. THEN she would have really been persecuted!

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Response to NeoGreen (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 04:25 PM

2. That was some bullshit right there.

Long ass drive for me. I hope other people start showing up and make it a bigger issue. .

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Wed Feb 21, 2018, 09:51 PM

3. that woman at the end - anybody want to guess who she voted for?

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