Thursday, June 21, 2012

Chafee urged to veto monument bill: Article in today's ProJo

Humanists of Rhode Island got some coverage in today's Providence Journal in a story about the so-called Monument Bill, and our call, along with the ACLU, for Governor Chafee to veto it.

You can read the story here:

Here's the part particular to our group:
Steve Ahlquist, president of the Humanists of Rhode Island, a group that advocated for removing the prayer mural at Cranston High School West’s auditorium earlier this year, added that the bill might have unexpected consequences.

“First, no law enacted at the state level can override our federal, constitutionally protected rights,” he said. “Second, merely declaring that a monument is secular doesn’t make it so any more than declaring a cat is now a cow allows one to milk it.”

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