I really, honestly wish that title was an exaggeration. The Arkansas state legislature recently passed a law requiring a minute of silence at the beginning of each day in public schools, which is explicitly provided for children to silently pray. You’d think that was bad enough.
Unfortunately, when an atheist mother voiced her concerns and objections about this asinine bill (specifically referring to the harassment her 8-year-old atheist daughter would likely receive when the other children noticed she wasn’t praying), Representative John Payton, the man of the hour, simply told her to read two bible verses that would answer her question.
Not that it matters, but what do those verses say?
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; butbecame vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened… Professing themselves to be wise,they became fools
… the hell?
And, of course,Psalm 14:1 reads:
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Way to go, Representative. Way to go.