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Friday, August 11, 2006

Sunday Will Never Be The Same

Along with World War I, Prohibition and mushroom-flavored ice cream, blue laws have to be among the stupidest ideas ever conceived by our species. To wit...

The Parks and Recreation Commission's decision July 6 to revert to a field permit policy that frees up time for church has drawn the ire of the American Atheists' state chapter director.

Six clergy and two dozen residents appealed to the commission last month to reinstate a policy whereby permits for athletic fields would not be issued between 9 a.m. and noon Sundays. The group said Sunday mornings should be reserved for religious services and quality time while giving families a break from hectic schedules.

"A question I have for them (atheists) is are they anti-family?" said the Rev. John Cooney, pastor at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Cooney was among the six clergy who appeared before the recreation panel.

Oh, those horrible atheists. There they go again, suggesting that good and decent folks who wanna play baseball on Sunday morning, rather than go to church, should have the option of doing so.

How dare they...


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