Any attempt to secularize Christianity must be fought against with every asset we have available. American Atheists has received a lot of static from some of our fellow atheists for going after the Utah State Trooper crosses and the 9/11 Memorial-Museum cross, but these lawsuits are absolutely vital. It is important that we fight the secularization of the cross, bible, etc. When we allow these things to become secular then we are complicit in the theocratization (if it wasn’t a word before, it is now!) of the United States.
A recent example of the secularization of Christianity came to light in Sussex County, Delaware. The local County Council begins every session with the Lord’s Prayer. Our friends over at Americans United have asked the County Council to cease and desist violating the federal and Delaware constitutions.
What was the Council’s reply? The Council argued that the Lord’s Prayer is not exclusively Christian and that its themes are universal and therefore it’s recitation by a government entity is legal. One of the County’s attorneys said that the Lord’s Prayer was “as generic and universal as can be crafted.”