Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx Terrifies Fox News Viewers, They Fear “Path To The Holocaust” (VIDEO)

Charlotte, N.C. Mayor Anthony Foxx triggered controversy when he issued dual proclamations declaring that May 2, the date for the National Day of Prayer, will actually have two observances. This marks the second consecutive year the mayor has attached his name to a movement that emphasizes the constitutional separation of church and state.

  • The National Day of Prayer, a congressional sponsored and federally supported day that encourages people of all religions and faiths to pray for the country
  • The National Day of Reason, a day dedicated to celebrating reason and to raise public awareness about the persistent threat to religious liberty posed by government

The text of his proclamation:

WHEREAS, the application of reason, more than any other means, has proven to offer hope for human survival upon Earth, improving conditions within the universe, and cultivating intelligent, moral and ethical interactions among people and their environments, and

WHEREAS, those who wrote the Constitution of the United States of America, the basic document for governing the affairs of humankind within the United States, based it upon principles delineated within the philosophies distinguishing the historical Age of Reason, and

WHEREAS, most citizens of the United States purport to value reason and its application, and

WHEREAS, it is the duty and responsibility of every citizen to promote the development and application of reason:

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Anthony R. Foxx, Mayor of Charlotte, do hereby proclaim May 2, 2013 as


in Charlotte and commend its observance to all citizens.

Witness my hand and the official Seal of the City of Charlotte.

Anthony R Foxx, Mayor

But the mayor was ridiculed for his stance on the Fox News’s ?Fox and Friends? Thursday morning. Penny Nance, spokesperson for radical conservative group?Concerned Women for America, suggested that the beliefs behind the Day of Reason are responsible for the Holocaust. Yes, that’s right. The Holocaust.

?You know, the Age of Enlightenment and Reason gave way to moral relativism. And moral relativism is what led us all the way down the dark path to the Holocaust.?

Watch the video:


The American Humanist Association, the group that lobbied for the Day of Reason and the co-sponsors of that day, called Nance’s comments ?inaccurate? and ?offensive.?

?It’s just that kind of extremist rhetoric that we confront daily in our effort to promote freedom of and from religion,? said executive director Roy Speckhardt.

From the website:

“[…] with the religious right’s influence in Congress, and with the threat to our Judiciary looming large, there has never been as important a moment in which to affirm our commitment to the Constitutional separation of religion and government, and to celebrate Reason as the guiding principle of our secular democracy.?

To celebrate the National Day of Reason, Speckhardt and his organization encourage all people to participate in events like blood drives and community service.

The National Day of Reason has also attracted some relatively notable sponsors. Rep. Michael Honda (D., Calif.) and Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D., D.C.) both declared their support for the Day of Reason.

?The National Day of Reason celebrates the application of reason and the positive impact it has had on humanity,? Honda declared in the Congressional record last week. ?It is also an opportunity to reaffirm the constitutional separation of religion and government.?



I am a liberal from the overly conservative state of North Carolina, and to make a bigger distinction, I am a Secular Humanist. My goal is to objectively study and relay information in the pursuit of enlightenment; to confront and persuade people away from the pervasive ignorance of inequality. I aim to understand and appreciate all basic values in hopes to form a mutual understanding between my fellow women and men.