Michigan Court Rules Against Atheism Sign

A court has ruled that the Freedom From Religion Foundation had no right to place their sign amongst religious Christmas displays in the Warren, Michigan town hall. The sign was refused by the mayor, prompting the lawsuit. From the ruling:

[T]he Mayor sets forth permissible bases for denial — that the Sign was meant to counter the Nativity Scene, not celebrate the holiday season, and that the anti-religious language of the sign, in this context, could lead to a disruption of city business. There is nothing indicating the Mayor denied placement of the Sign solely in defense of religion; religion was simply not the appropriate subject-matter.

The sign reads: “At this season of the Winter Solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”