The governor of Georgia has ordered that Bibles that were removed from lodges at government parks throughout the state be returned. Gov. Deal’s order prompted American Atheists, a group founded in 1963 by famed atheist Madeline Murray O’Hair, “to ship books on atheism to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources in hopes that they will be placed in every cabin in the state parks.”
At first, Georgia atheist Ed Buckner responded to the placement of the Bibles on State of Georgia property:
“Ed Buckner, 67, the former leader of the organization American Atheists, expressed his disapproval last month after finding a Gideon’s Bible in a cabin at one of the state parks. He said that he believed the Bibles violated the Establishment Clause of the United States Constitution, which says that ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.’”
Mr. Buckner has been trying to make his case against religion and government for years.
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