Republican Mayor Compares Atheism to KKK, Nazism -- Bans Atheist from City Hall
The ACLU has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Warren, Michigan, after its mayor refused to let an atheist run a "reason station" out of the City Hall atrium. A religious group has operated from City Hall since 2009, handing out religious pamphlets, praying and talking to passersby about religion. In response to the lawsuit, Mayor Jim Fouts hit on a proven tactic for drawing public sympathy to your cause: tasteless comparisons to Nazism.
On Wednesday, Fouts told the AP that the city has the right to deny City Hall space to groups that are offensive to the community, such as Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan.