Jan Brewer Didn't Injure Atheists With Her Prayers, Judge Rules

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A Maricopa County judge has ruled that Governor Jan Brewer did not injure atheists during her "Day of Prayer" in March.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has filed several lawsuits to challenge state prayer days, which worked in its favor in Wisconsin, but has now failed twice in Arizona.

"In the absence of a particularized and concrete injury suffered by Plaintiffs, their claims can not go forward," Judge Eileen Willett's ruling says. "Plaintiffs have not alleged that they filed their claims in their capacity as taxpayers, nor have they shown a direct injury, pecuniary or otherwise."

In a statement, the governor says the lawsuit was "another sad attempt to stifle an American tradition" by what she calls a "special-interest group," which is funny, because it looks like the Freedom From Religion Foundation is promoting a secular cause here.

"Uniting in prayer is a custom as old as our nation itself," Brewer says. "For centuries, millions of Americans of every race, creed and color have come together in voluntary prayer to seek strength and wisdom. This is an American right and tradition, and one that I've proudly marked each year I've been Governor by proclaiming an Arizona Day of Prayer."

(Click here for a precise example of how that has not been happening in this country for centuries.)

Brewer didn't make any specific reasons for her prayer this year, but did ask people to pray last year for the economy and state budget.

If it's any consolation to the atheists, Willett was Republican-approved by "AZ Judges Review" when that site was still being updated, and her official court bio lists her as the vice president of the "St. Thomas More Society Board of Directors" -- a name shared by many different organizations.

Read her ruling below:





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20 comments
DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Religion = Superstitious Nonsense for Ignorant Imbeciles

 

Period.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Atheists will burn in hell. Just remember that!

robert_graham
robert_graham

Simply put, those opposed to prayer should just turn away and not listen. Nobody forced these idiots to listen to Brewer's prayer.  Of course they have no case.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

The article says-"For centuries, millions of Americans of every race, creed and color have come together in voluntary prayer to seek strength and wisdom."

 

Yeah, and that's produced some spectacular results in Arizona, especially the wisdom part.

karenpalensl
karenpalensl

Praise be to the FSM who was BOILED for our sins!

 

Have YOU been touched by his noodly appendage??

7UpYours
7UpYours

 @DonkeyHotay Just for the "Weak of Mind" and for JoeArpaioFan: I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ.” Gandhi

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @JoeArpaioFan wow why am I not surprised. You are too stupid to know what a simple expression that means you are stupid is, and then you go on and spout nonsense about hell. WOW.

karenpalensl
karenpalensl

 @JoeArpaioFan Atheist wine club - celebrating life BEFORE death!

 

All praise to FSM! OTR heaven is MUCH nicer than YOURS!

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @JoeArpaioFan funny but it won in several other states including WI which is now a subsidiary of the Koch Brothers.

karenpalensl
karenpalensl

 @JoeArpaioFan So WHEN is s Brewer going to have an FSM prayer????

 

NO STATE RELIGION means that WE get our turn too (or does it really??  "SOME are more equal than others!"

david_saint01
david_saint01 topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan simply put, you are the biggest moron troll ive ever seen. Your fascism seeps through in your comments.  And your lunacy is evident to all. Kind of sad you apparently have nothing better to do with your time than Troll this site...get a life loser. 

JoesGarage
JoesGarage

@JoeArpaioFan Matthew 6:5-6 "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."

 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @shadeaux14 lol yeah I read that sentence too and was like WHAT? AND btw how do two religions pray voluntarily?

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @karenpalensl me too. His sauce was delicious. 

 

I also enjoy roasted babby with babby-que sauce. 

ptcgaz
ptcgaz

 @karenpalensl I'd like to say a prayer for the atheists.. oh wait.. we don't have prayers... but we could still waste 20 minutes of time... praying to all the other gods that exist other than the christian faggot god.

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