Skip to comments.Freedom From Religion Foundation Opposing Star Of David At Holocaust Memorial
Posted on 07/21/2013 10:56:02 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
An atheist group that is known for targeting supposed violations of the separation between church and state recently protested a Holocaust memorial because the monument plans to feature a Star of David.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, or FFRF, has stated its opposition to the proposed Ohio Statehouse Holocaust memorial because its leaders believe that including the religious symbol would create "legal precedent."
The co-presidents of the FFRF, Don Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, wrote a letter to Richard Finan, chair of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board about the proposed memorial, The Blaze reported.
Permitting one permanent sectarian and exclusionary religious symbol ... would create the legal precedent, for instance, to place an equally large or larger permanent Latin cross on Capitol grounds," they wrote. The group maintains that they have an issue with including the star because it is associated with Judaism but have no problem with a Holocaust museum at the capitol.
The monument could resemble numerous powerful war memorials across the U.S. which do not use any sectarian images, including the national World War II Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the letter continued. Each is secular in nature and without religious reference, which offends no one and is respected by all.
The architect who is involved with the project, Daniel Libeskind, purposefully included the star because he says that one cannot separate the Holocaust from the star.
Despite the FFRFs intense opposition, the design was approved.
I’m not ready to start shooting atheists. Too much paperwork, for one thing.
Violence is not the answer to this problem - we, as a society, simply have to start saying “No.”
BTW, the FFRF lost this one. I almost hope they sue.
If they had a badge for atheists like they did for the Jews I wonder what it would have looked like?
The FFR should build its own God-hating Secular Humanism Museum.
Not shooting them, but we have to show some backbone instead of simply bowing to their insane demands to keep the peace. They don’t deserve peace, not when they provoke fights over all public displays of religion. Ohio is 1.3% Jewish - a Star of David on a monument does not in any way constitute a state establishment of an official religion and cannot rationally be misinterpreted as such.
[Yeah, yeah, I know: Godwin's Law. The FFRF had it coming.]
These subhumans are insufferable maggots, aren’t they? Their logic circuits have burned-out in what little grey matter they have. I find them offensive to humanity in their continuing attempts to bother other people with their spew.
There is no “freedom from religion” in the Constitution.
Thanks Slings and Arrows.
It’s time some of these people were just politely told to STFU.
Tired of listening to their crying.
WHAT??? NOT AGAIN!!!
It's been done.
The words OF and FROM are not interchangeable. There is no freedom FROM religion,only freedom OF religion.
This is one of those moments when I’d like to see about 10,000 Christians start pushing in a rocking motion on their office building resulting in it be flattened within about ten minutes.
Don’t like God all you like.
Quit telling others what they must think.
I guess crosses need to be banned. While we’re at it “T” and “t” need to be banned from the alphabet. Power poles, telephone poles, T-shirts, etc, all may make someone uncomfortable. Ban it.
These people need to be shut up. Hard.
Probably doesn't scream at all . . . just makes a big bang.
“Oh ... me !!!”
All of Job's trials were the ideas of Satan, who claimed that if God took away Job's wealth, family, and finally his health, Job would lose his faith, but he did not. FFRF would deny Job's triumph.
War and Remembrance, a miniseries from the book of the same name, showed Jewish scholar Jastrow in the Teresienstadt Ghetto (temporary location until transportation to Auschitz). See the video War and Remembrance Aaron Jastrow Story of Job
Wonder how libs like Speilberg feel
He sure showed every angle he could capture of the star of David at Normandy American cemetary in Ryan.
Bet these jackasses would fear demanding this crap from Muzzies