The atheist lobby group, Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), has filed a complaint with the Texas Sheriff who allowed Kanye West’s impromptu worship service in the Harris County Jail.
FFRF insists that this type of religious gathering must not happen again.
FFRF Director of Strategic Response Andrew L. Seidel wrote in a letter to the Sheriff:
“The Supreme Court has said time and again that the First Amendment ‘mandates governmental neutrality between religion and religion, and between religion and nonreligion. By organizing what you admit to be a worship service, you crossed this line.”
They pressured sheriff Ed Gonzalez writing:
“[You have] been elected to a secular office and to uphold a secular Constitution and cannot use that public office to promote his personal religion, even if it happens to be a religion Kanye West shares.”
FRFF claims this is an “egregious constitution violation” because “it imposed religious views on inmates — literally a captive audience — who have a deep and immediate interest in being seen favorably by the jail staff.”
It should be noted that the Harris County jail worship service was happily received by both inmates and the sheriff.
Ed Gonzalez told KHOU 11 the service was “very uplifting” and “you can see some who were down on their knees in prayer – to even some of our teammates who were brought to tears.”
When an Alabama highschool prayed over football games, FRFF sent a letter demanding they stop. The Freedom From Religion Foundation is a notorious nuisance that finds communities and bullies them into submission, claiming “constitution violations” for those that choose to pray publicly or allow a worship service in the county prison.
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