AA’s Buckner delivers county invocation

On July 28th, American Atheists president Ed Buckner delivered the official invocation at a meeting of the Cobb County (Georgia) Board of Commissioners.  He used the opportunity to deliver a polite 4-minute lecture on the stupidity of invocations.  Buckner and others were plaintiffs in a recent lawsuit (Pelphrey v Cobb) in which the ACLU sued the county for showing favoritism to fundamentalist Protestant Christianity in its selection of…invokers? invocators?  The county won the lawsuit but has opened the invocation (more or less) to any county resident upon request.

To see the video of Ed’s “invocation” click here.

Bonus: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on the incident and its aftermath on Thursday.

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