The Christian Post website reports today (January 30, 2010) that a group of atheists and agnostic "free thinkers" opposed to religion has criticized the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for honoring Mother Teresa with a stamp that it says goes against postal regulations.
Last month -- when it announced the Mother Teresa commemorative stamp -- the USPS praised the internationally-famed Catholic nun for her 50 years of services to "the sick and destitute of India and the world."
The Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) pointed out the decision violates the postal service's ninth regulation, which states that "stamps or stationery items shall not be issued to honor religious institutions or individuals whose principal achievements are associated with religious undertakings or beliefs."
The Mother Teresa commemorative stamp is expected to be issued on August 26, 2010 -- the 100th anniversary of Mother Teresa's birth.