Last week Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote to Bill Lee demanding that he cancel the religious service to be held prior to his inauguration. They said it violated the Establishment Clause.
That was quite a shock given that Governor Lee was, at the time of that service, still private citizen Lee and the event was being paid for by private, not government funds.
This is about as much an establishment of religion as Lee inviting all the Tennessee members of the foundation to join him for church next Sunday.
The fact is Freedom From Religion Foundation wants government to discriminate against religion by excluding the religious view that government and religion are insuperably connected by establishing the religious view that religion and government never intersect.
That is the real establishment of religion and a violation of Lee’s religious liberty.
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