Just ask Representative Monique Davis, a Democrat mind you, who recently went off on Rob Sherman as he was speaking before the House State Government Administration Committee about the governor’s recent grant of $1 million to a Baptist church. Representative Davis had this to say:
…it’s dangerous for our children to even know that your philosophy exists! Now you will go to court to fight kids to have the opportunity to be quiet for a minute. But damn if you’ll go to [court] to fight for them to keep guns out of their hands. I am fed up! Get out of that seat!
You have no right to be here! We believe in something. You believe in destroying! You believe in destroying what this state was built upon.
This story has shown up in two places with both pieces written by the man who broke the story. One piece is pointing out what happened and the other piece pointing out how what happened has been ignored by the larger Chicago community.
I have no doubt that had Rep. Davis told another theist that merely knowing of their existence was “dangerous” for children and that said theist had no right to participate in the government there would be calls for her to resign effectively immedietely, but her target was a mere atheist.
And that makes it all cool, right?
Adam of Daylight Atheism has a great post up about this incident which includes contact information for Rep. Davis.
Also, it appears as though the Council for Secular Humanism has put out a press release calling for the resignation of Rep. Davis. It’s available on the Change of Subject blog as a comment.