On this day in 2014, the American Atheists will file a lawsuit against the federal government due to President Obama’s responding to a sneeze from one of the last living Holocaust survivors by saying, “God bless you.”
During a heated debate with the aforementioned Holocaust survivor on Fox News the following day, a spokesperson for the American Atheists will argue that because Obama’s salary is paid by public tax dollars, his statement was a violation of the First Amendment. Then after arguing with the Holocaust survivor, tripping a blind man, and punching a nun in the face, the atheist will proceed to attribute public disapproval of atheists solely to centuries of religious propaganda and not even in part to the backfiring of their own poorly thought out publicity stunts.
And on the same day the American Atheists’ lawsuit will be filed, the NYC Atheists will threaten a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met), arguing that because The Met receives some public funding, it is unconstitutional for it to display the 19th Century European painting “Joan of Arc” by Jules Bastien-Lepage, which prominently depicts an historically religious figure. According to a representative for the group, the museum must allow atheists and other belief groups to include their own artwork of equal quantity in the museum, stressing the need for less religious-themed artwork from The Renaissance period.