After atheists demand to give invocation, county commissioner says they can go to hell

Atheists who want deliver an invocation at a Sedgwick County Commission meeting can “go to hell,” a county commissioner said Tuesday.

“If you don’t believe in (God), that’s fine with me,” Commissioner David Unruh said during the county staff meeting. “I don’t care, go to hell. It’s fine.”

That comment was in reaction to a letter the county had received from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, a national group based in Madison, Wisc., that fights for separation of church and state, Unruh said.

The foundation has accused the county government of violating the Constitution by denying an atheist resident the opportunity to speak during the time the commission sets aside for its opening prayer each week. WICHITA EAGLE

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