Religion

Jarrett Maupin to Representative Steve Smith: Don't Apologize to Atheists for Prayer

That guy who thought politics makes strange bedfellows was really on to something.

Especially in the case of Phoenix African-American activist Jarrett Maupin, who sent New Times a copy of a letter he sent to Republican State Representative Steve Smith, asking him not to apologize for his recent retaliatory prayer against an atheist colleague in the House of Representatives -- an apology that has been requested from a national atheist organization.

See also:
-Reverend Jarrett Maupin Endorses Ben Quayle: "He's My N*gga"
-Atheists Want Representative Steve Smith to Apologize for His "Repentance" Prayer
-Steve Smith Says Extra Prayer to Offset Atheist Colleague's Non-Prayer
-Atheist State Representative Juan Mendez's God-Free Invocation (Video)
-Atheist Lawmaker Quotes Carl Sagan Instead of Doing Prayer Before House Session

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Matthew Hendley
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