[Originally published at Divided Under God on December 4, 2013]
The Park District returned the funds from the atheist blogger, noting the denial was because they did not want to appear sympathetic to any particular religion. Yeah, that seems fishy to me too. My skeptic brain has to pose the question of whether or not the park board opens meetings with prayer or receives funding from any religious groups at all. Is it that they just don’t want to be associated with atheists? Are they afraid of losing funding from other groups as a result or accepting atheist funds?