For 90 years, a memorial to the 49 men from Prince George's County who died in WWI has stood in Bladensburg, Maryland. Here come the atheists...
The fact that most of the memorial is a 40-foot cross offends a D.C.-based group called the American Humanist Association. The group, and the individual plaintiffs, say a Christian cross does not belong on government property.
Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, said in an interview, "Well, I know if I lived in that town and my two daughters saw that and said, 'Why is it that government supports Christianity? We're not Christian, right?' You know, there's something inherently wrong with that. It sends the signal that not all of us are equal Americans."
Hey, Roy - I've got a "signal" for you. The idiot can't even put together a coherent sentence, but he's suing over something that was there long before he was born and will ideally be there long after he's dead. What's next? Suing over Arlington National Cemetery?
In other legal news, a Morristown, New Jersey teenager's suing her mommy and daddy. The 18 year-old wants them to pay for her college and provide her with $650 a week in child support.
In court filings, Canning's parents, retired Lincoln Park police Chief Sean Canning and his wife Elizabeth, said their daughter voluntarily left home because she didn't want to abide by reasonable household rules, such as being respectful, keeping a curfew, doing a few chores and ending a relationship with a boyfriend her parents say is a bad influence. They say that shortly before she turned 18, she told her parents that she would be an adult and could do whatever she wanted.
Well golly, she got what she wanted and she's still unhappy. There's just no pleasing some folks.
She also wants a judge to declare that she's non-emancipated and dependent as a student on her parents for support.
So she doesn't want to live with her parents because she's all emancipated and whatnot, but she's not really emancipated because she wants to play at being a student some more. And if she's emancipated and can do whatever she wants, then she might have to do some stuff that she doesn't want: like get a job.
A judge in Morristown Tuesday ruled against immediately forcing Rachel Canning's parents to pay her $650 weekly child support and pay for her remaining year of high school tuition, as she requested in a lawsuit filed last week. Judge Peter Bogaard scheduled a hearing for next month to decide whether to require her parents to pay for Canning's college tuition.