Skip to comments.Atheist group seeks 'special protection' for lost-and-found sign
Posted on 12/06/2008 2:15:47 PM PST by Baladas
OLYMPIA, Wash. - A controversial anti-religion placard was reported missing from the state Capitol Friday - then later found - and now the sign's sponsor wants the State Patrol to provide special protection for it when it is returned.
The uproar came as several other groups clamored for permission to post their own holiday displays at the state Capitol.
The anti-religion sign, posted by the Freedom From Religion Foundation in Madison, Wis., was reported missing Friday morning then was turned over to a Seattle radio station by an unidentified man at about 10 a.m.
Annie Laurie Gaylor, a spokesman for Freedom from Religion, says she was told a Washington state trooper is returning the atheistic sign to Olympia, where it will resume its place next to a Christmas tree and a Christian nativity scene at the Capitol Rotunda.
Gaylor says she's requesting special protection for the sign during the remainder of the holiday season.
A receptionist with radio station KMPS said an unidentified man dropped off the missing atheistic sign and asked that it be turned over to one of the station's hosts who had been discussing the sign on his morning talk show.
The placard has sparked a national firestorm of protest in the midst of the holiday season, and prompted a well-known local pastor to post a pro-religion sign Friday near the site where the anti-religion sign had been.
Applications also were OK'd for four other displays at the state Capitol in the coming days, including one honoring "Festivus," a faux holiday made popular by comedian Jerry Seinfeld.
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NO taxpayer $$ to protect this attack on believers.
I believe, my constitution-loving friends, that the phrase you’re looking for is “equal protection”, which you have.
looks like these poor atheist victims can’t deal with “survival of the fittest.”
looks like these poor atheist victims cant deal with survival of the fittest.
Destroying others’ property is not survival of the fittest. If the vandals are shot on the face, then that would be survival of the fittest.
Now that sounds like a War on Christmas!
Or a war on jackasses that want to believe they are God's Holy Warriors.
No, they mean “special protection.” The Consitution states that the government is required to establish their religion.
Agreed. How convenient, it was found in a ditch and given to a radio station covering the heist by an unidentified man. Puleeze. Now the atheists are requesting state protection due to this vicious attack. Sounds very scripted.
This is akin to the KKK asking for protection for their burning cross errected next to a Black History Month display.
Freedom of religion does NOT mean freedom FROM religion.
Those who say there should be no religion tolerated in the public square should be just as vocal against ALL politics in the public square. That first amendment protects the right of the religious, as well as the political.
What about the inclusion of Festivus?
“Gaylor says she’s requesting special protection for the sign during the remainder of the holiday season.”
A Trooper should walk up to the sign and dump Holy Water on it. There it’s protected.
Come to think of it, Olympia is only 3 hours from my house, perhaps I can help. (devilish smile).... ;>)
“Destroying others property is not survival of the fittest. If the vandals are shot on the face, then that would be survival of the fittest.”
The fit protect their property themselves. They don’t complain to the govt.
That was my first thought.
I have an idea. If it goes missing, just pull out the ol' Crayolas and make another. Way cheaper than paying Smokie's wages from now 'til Christmas.
They can protect the sign their damb selves.
They have a right to free speech... they dont have a right to free advertising.
I applaud the people who stole it.
They should have burned it.
“The fit protect their property themselves. They dont complain to the govt.”
In this case, a shot in the face would be a good way to protect against vandalism. But, I don’t think it is legal.
Thus, they are asking for those are PAID to protect and serve .
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