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Michigan Judge Allows Atheist's 'Reason Station' Inside City Hall

02/24/2015 12:47 pm ET | Updated Feb 24, 2015
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If a church can have a prayer station inside city hall, then an atheist can have a reason station there, too.

That's what a federal judge concluded today in ordering the city of Warren to allow an atheist man to set up a so-called "reason station" in the atrium at city hall, similar to the one his religious counterparts have.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk never mentioned the words "freedom of religion" or "separation of church and state" in his order, but rather focused on ensuring that believers and non-believers receive the same type of access to city hall.

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