Atheist provacateur blames religion for most of world’s problems
In Hudsonville, Michigan, an RV belonging to a Bible study ministry has been evicted from school grounds after complaints from concerned parents.
Bible Club Ministries International-Western Michigan, which has provided Bible instruction for Hudsonville students for years, has been told by school administrators a new policy no longer permits the local Bible club from ministering to elementary students during lunch and recess.
The Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists, the group responsible for the removal of religious symbols on public properties in Ottawa County, now says Hudsonville Public Schools broke the law when it allowed Bible Club Ministries International access to students during school hours on school property.
MACRA’s Facebook page urges “parents or students to report any organized religious activity that is taking place on public school property while school is in session, including during recess and lunch periods. Such activity is always illegal, unless it is 100% student initiated, student-led, and non-disruptive to classroom instruction. No teacher, coach, or staff involvement is allowed.”
Mitch Kahle, an outspoken atheist and the force behind MACRS, has been called a “provocateur who relishes nothing more than a good debate.” He moved to the area a year ago and was instrumental in removing a religious sign from a county park.
According to an article in Detroit News, “[Kahle] has blamed religion for most of the world’s problems, equated it with racism and child abuse, and compared it unfavorably with astrology, palm reading and alien abduction claims.”
“Show me an evangelical Christian organization and I’ll show you a fraud,” he wrote on a science education group website in 2010. “They are all in it for the money, and power over helpless and desperate people.”
In 2011, Kahle won the “Freethinker of the Year” award from the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
A concerned parent brought the Bible Club Ministries International RV in the elementary school parking lot to the attention of MACRA a couple of weeks ago. Kahle called the presence of the vehicle a “violation of the rights of all taxpayers and all private citizens.”
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