Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Elmbrook Sued Over Graduation

No big surprise.

Americans United for Separation of Church and State had warned the Elmbrook district in February that it likely would take legal action if the district did not move upcoming graduation ceremonies from the Town of Brookfield megachurch to a secular location.

...In its response to Americans United, the district asserted that its reasons for choosing the church were "purely secular" and included having a venue that is large enough to host all the graduates and their family members

Well, by coincidence, someone did a bit of homework which is not legally relevant (this is from the Preamble to the Wisconsin Constitution and the suit was filed in Federal Court) but SHOULD have a bearing on the case:

We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility…

It would be snarky to ask "What domestic tranquility, given Americans United exist?"

--or would it?

1 comment:

Beer, Bicycles and the VRWC said...

If there is no God, then what is the big deal to atheists? It's just a building. Nothing to be afraid of.