“Reason Station” Opens Up in Warren (Michigan) City Hall April 29, 2015

“Reason Station” Opens Up in Warren (Michigan) City Hall

If you’re unfamiliar with the Reason Station saga, I urge you to read this.

To summarize, the Warren (Michigan) city hall has been home to a Prayer Station (a kiosk of sorts with pamphlets about God, manned by Christians eager to proselytize) since 2009.

Resident Douglas Marshall filled out an application to set up a personal “Reason Station” to promote freethought and logic… but he was blocked by Mayor Jim Fouts. This led to a year-long legal battle that ended this past February. The judge gave a green light to Marshall’s station and asked the city to pay $100,000 in legal fees.

Yesterday — finally — the Reason Station opened up for business:

Marshall said four people stopped by the reason station in about the first hour, most of them curious, and one woman took a piece of literature. He said he is leaving it up to those who approach to ask questions.

“We’re not here to proselytize,” he said.

The station will have volunteers manning it several days a week for the foreseeable future.

Maybe the Mayor will stop by. He could stand to check out some of those pamphlets.

(Portions of this article were published earlier)

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