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  1. I read in the Fort Dodge Messenger that they are planning a bible reading marathon in front of the Webster county court house which happens to be across the street from where I reside. I do not wish to hear it or see it! It should not be taking place in front of a government building. They have churches that they can have bible reading marathons in. Why should they come to the court house and take up parking spaces from people that actually belong here? I think this is a very bad precedent unless they wish to have the same type of gathering for any number of other religions. I searched the internet and their are at least 15 other religions that could actually ask to have equal time. They are asking to do this for 24 hours a day from a Thursday to a Sunday. That would cause a lot of upset to business and residents near the court house. Please do not allow this to go on. Thank you.

    1. That is false. So because you think you, as a person of faith, or absence of has rights over all others? 1st off that is discriminatory in nature, and protected under 1st amendment clauses of freedom of religion, and freedom of discrimination from such. Just because you are not of religious faith, does not give you rights over theirs. If you want to freely express your beliefs against or of such, you have rights to do so. What are you so against with parking meters being taken up so people as you don’t have to pay such? You belong in the courthouse, as much as religions belong only to rights in the churches. Your appalling discriminatory behavior , against such good concepts, would be appalling to our forefathers who originally wanting separation of church of state to be a law against someone being convicted of crimes or not based off a judge’s or jury’s religion. See that was the original concept behind separation of church and state, not to take religion completely out of the government as a whole. Doing that would alleviate some of your same rights religious governments fought for. And what harm is it “hurting” businesses, in a fashion that nobody would go to the businesses and do what they do? Is there a problem you have with religion? Well too bad!! It’s not your decision who believes and who doesn’t. How would you appreciate it if an atheistic faith was denied such rights to do such? Atheists are as much a religion as not, otherwise some of the stuff they say are not covered in all freedom of speech clauses. They would only have guaranteed rights in freedom of speech and press, because many don’t assert as a form of religion.

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