Friday, April 22, 2005

Our Man in Birmingham

Mike Ball, the Alabama State Representative, District 10, knows how to pick his fights. The state director of American Atheists, Robert Blair Scott, tried to get Mike to vote his organization’s way on two issues – opposing permitting the posting of the ten commandments in every state building and school, and opposing letting teachers include creationism in science classes. His letters sent to Mike last year are on the Alabama Atheist site.

Those positions would be perfectly acceptable here in Yankeeland. However, that Mike responded to this Mike that he didn’t answer the letters. There’s a reason they call his area the Bible Belt, he added.

On the other hand, his voter-initiative effort is pending. A post on that follows.

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