foxnews.com reports that a New Hampshire pastor taught a hunting safety class at work, the Heritage Free Will Baptist Church. At some point he handed out “religious flyers” to attendees. This caught the eye of Wisconsin’s Freedom From Religion Foundation, a group of “perpetually offended atheists, agnostics and free-thinkers based in Wisconsin.”
As atheists and agnostics die just like anyone else and the Constitution requires a separation of church and state, I’m a little annoyed at the term “perpetually offended.” (A good name for a church: Our Lady of the Perpetually Offended.) Anyway . . .
“These proselytizing handouts are supremely insulting to non-Christians, and nonbelievers,” the FFRF complained. “The state of New Hampshire has no business holding workshops of vital importance to hunting safety that berate attendees as ‘sinners.’”
They went on to allege that holding safety classes in a church building “alienates non-Christian members of the public whose religious beliefs are inconsistent with the message being promoted by the church.”
Storm in a tea cup? Or legitimate beef?