An atheist student in Rhode Island claims that a prayer displayed in her school is offensive simply because she “doesn’t believe” in the “Heavenly Father” and claims that displaying the prayer amounts to an endorsement of Christianity from the school.
“I am an atheist. I don't believe in the Heavenly Father and I wouldn't like to see that posted on a wall in my school. This prayer is basically saying that our school is Christian or Catholic. I'm not,” she said.
“That's your belief system. My belief system is that there is a heavenly father. You don't believe; I do believe,” Glenn said in response to the audio.
Glenn argued that it doesn’t make sense for atheists to always be in the right when they argue against displays of Christianity, but atheist signs and thoughts are never criticized. Why do they get to remove religious ideas from society simply because they claim it makes them “uncomfortable”, rather than simply ignore and let be those who choose to embrace their faith do so?
“I have to listen to you say there is no God,” Glenn said. “ I have to watch NFL sports where they're mocking God and somebody praying.”
“Don't I have any rights?” Glenn asked. “Apparently not.”