Call it irony. An atheist is going to deliver the invocation in the town of Greece, New York. It’s ironic because it’s the same town that won the U.S. Supreme Court case that preserved its right in a 5-4 ruling to start its meetings with public prayer.
Of course, all public prayer isn’t a petition in the name of Jesus—and the secular humanists are now moving to make the most of their loss.
Dan Courtney, who is endorsed by the American Humanist Association’s (AHA) Humanist Society, is delivering a “secular invocation” on Wednesday. It’s the first-ever secular invocation given before the town of Greece board meeting.
What is a secular invocation anyway? The Humanist Socieity defines it as a “short speech that solemnizes a meeting or event by appealing to the audience’s shared human values instead of a deity.”
Apparently, this secularist agenda is drawing more atheists to the town square. Since the Supreme Court decision, dozens of humanists have stepped forward to offer secular invocations before local legislative meetings, including Courtney.
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SOURCE: Charisma News