Using taxpayer money to support a religious activity violates the US Constitution

Dear Editor:

The Brooklyn Museum of Art should be denied the use of taxpayer funds inasmuch as it forces the taxpayer to, unwillingly, support a religion.

Though the “art” displayed in the Brooklyn Museum of Art is controversial, “Yo Mama’s Last Supper” is a depiction of a Christian religion. As such, it supports a specific religion using taxpayer funds. Supporters hail it using cutsey-poo terms such as “celebration of life.” Nonetheless, they are trying to sneak religion in under the guise of art.

Amendment 1 of the US Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” This amendment was intended to place a wall between government and religion so that the people could not be forced to support a particular religion. In this case, taxpayers are being forced to support a particular religion.

When taxpayer money is used to support this blatantly religious message, it violates the US Constitution.

Taxpayer funding of the Brooklyn Museum of Art should, therefore, be stopped!

Frank X. Landrigan


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