Today is the official National Day of Prayer, declared so by congressional decree. As an alternative, the American Humanist Association has also declared it to be the National Day of Reason. And one of the supporters of this idea is Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina and the nominee to be the next secretary of transportation.
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, who President Barack Obama tapped Tuesday to be the next transportation secretary, just declared Thursday “A Day of Reason” in his home city, and asked Charlotte’s citizens to observe the day.
May 2 is traditionally the National Day of Prayer, a government-designated religious event intended to encourage people to “turn to God in prayer and meditation.” Foxx separately issued a “National Day of Prayer” proclamation for the city of Charlotte.
Foxx said in his proclamation that May 2 should be A Day of Reason because “the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival on Earth.”
Oh man, you know the wingnuts are going to absolutely lose their minds over this. This is the guy President Obama just nominated for his cabinet and you just know that his advocacy of reason will be turned into advocacy of godless communism and make him the second coming of Adolf Hitler.