July 19, 2008

Atheist Rob Sherman in the News Again

It looks like atheist activist, Rob Sherman is in the news again. You may remember him for his lawsuit to stop the "moment of silence" sham in public schools. Or you may remember him for being the target of one of the more egregious examples of anti-atheist bigotry we've seen in awhile. Now he is reported to be back in court to stop the state of Illinois from giving money to rebuild a historic church. Go Rob!

According to Chicago Public Radio's City Room, Sherman filed papers in court to prevent the state of Illinois from giving $1 million to Pilgrim Baptist Church to help them rebuild following a fire.

As far as I'm concerned, there is nothing wrong with anyone wanting to rebuild their church. However, the money simply cannot come from the state. Remember a little thing called separation of church and state?

So here we go again with atheists having to pressure the government to obey the law. I am glad for Sherman and his dedication to preserving the separation of church and state for all Americans.