Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Separation of Church and ..... Space Alien?

Now I've heard everything.

Okay, listen up fellow Christians.


You stop that right now! Leave poor ET alone.

You might upset the Terrorist for goodness sakes.

Creative Minority Report has the heads-up.

Ridicules? What say you?

Now We Can't Even Evangelize Space Aliens

An Atheist-First Amendment public policy group charged last week that NASA is violating the separation of church and state by permitting a "space missionary" memento on the latest Discovery Space Shuttle Mission.

On board the shuttle is a piece of an airplane that crashed in Ecuador in 1956 that carried members of the Missionary Aviation Fellowship. One of the shuttle astronaut contacted the Idaho-based group proposing that the item be taken into space as part of a government-funded exploration project. The event has re-ignited enthusiasm by religious groups for "space missionary" proselytizing.

"This is an inappropriate and unconstitutional use of resources," charged Dr. Ed Buckner, President of American Atheists. NASA is a scientific and exploratory agency that is funded by taxpayers. Its mission should not include religious grandstanding, or efforts to use outer space as a pulpit for religion."...

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