Bill Donohue comments on some setbacks for secular activists:
It’s been a tough week for secular activists, with advances for religious freedom and school choice, and a new Pew Research survey showing a majority of Americans want a religious believer as president.
In Kentucky, a federal judge ruled that the state could not deny a sales tax rebate to a Christian group, Answers in Genesis (AiG) for a theme park it is constructing featuring a life-size Noah’s Ark replica. Since the park will be a “for-profit” enterprise, it is entitled to the sales tax rebate like any other for-profit business in the state, said U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove. To deny it would amount to pressuring AiG “to give up its religious beliefs, purpose or practice in order to receive a government benefit,” the judge said. AiG president Ken Ham said “The law is crystal clear that the state cannot discriminate against a Christian group simply because of its viewpoint.” The ruling was a defeat for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which continues to oppose the rebate for AiG.Read the full article and discuss it »