The head of Hawaii Citizens for the Separation of State and Church has been acquitted of a disorderly conduct charge stemming from his arrest while objecting a prayer being said at the beginning of a state Senate session in April.
When Senate President Colleen Hanabusa introduced a reverend to say the invocation, Mitch Kahle stood from his seat in the gallery of the Senate chambers and said, "I object. My name is Mitch Kahle and I object to this prayer on the grounds that it's a violation of the first amendment of the constitution of the United States. I object."
Kahle's protest lasted about seven seconds. Then he stopped talking and sat down. The Senate's Sergeant at Arms was determined to remove Kahle. When Kahle resisted he was forcefully removed and roughed up. The incident was caught by several video cameras including a camera belonging to Hawaii News Now.
"Then what they did to add insult to injury was, they arrested him for disorderly conduct," said William Harrison, Kahle's attorney. [source]
From the comment of the youTube above:
if this had been the other way around, and a religious activist was beaten and had their constitutional rights violated, people would have been up in arms. it would have been plastered all over the news. atheists are the most discriminated-against group of people in the world today.