Skip to comments.OHIO OFFICIALS DO SOMETHING WITH CHRISTIAN CROSSES AFTER ATHEISTSí LAWSUIT THREAT
Posted on 01/27/2014 12:14:25 PM PST by lowbridge
Officials in Stratton, Ohio, were forced to remove crosses that stood for decades on the villages municipal building after receiving threatening letters from an atheist activist group.
While some local leaders are frustrated by the decision to take the Christian symbols down, the crosses could end up more visible than ever once they are placed in their new locations.
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Well, that’s one solution. Another would be to not cave in.
Oooo, the sternly-worded letter tactic. Those guys work for the UN?
Just got a letter? Send it back and ask for clarification. Repeat until they are forced to file a case. Make them prepare for the court case. The day before, drop the case and erect 10 different items that will make them want to explode.
Why isn’t threatening a lawsuit extortion?
This is NOT what the First Amendment and Jefferson's wall of separation meant AT ALL.
Its PAST TIME to take these bastards to account in the Courts, legislatures, and in demonstrations.
This is TYRANNY of the minority.
Any IDIOT who spends ANY time WHATSOEVER reading about American culture can't HELP but conclude that America's Founders based their beliefs on Judaeo-Christian morality, ethics and principles and were not shy about including those beliefs in every facet of public and private life.
Lawsuits cost money...for BOTH sides.
Instead of just caving, force the godless to pony up.
To you and me it is, but lawyers think litigation is just swell. How many times have you seen a poster say, "Well, they'll never be found guilty!" Maybe not, but they'll be impoverished along the way having to prove their case, guilty or not. George Zimmerman is an example...he was acquitted, but he's pretty deep in the hole.
Why don’t this Athiests pick on Allah for a while
“....after receiving threatening letters from an atheist activist group.”
What are they going to do — call on God to strike down those Ohio Officials?
Because Christians won’t lop their heads off.
“IT BURNS! IT BURNS!!!” *SMIRK* :)
At the very least, the names of the few “angry atheists” should be published.
Then, the neighbors of those few “angry atheists” would be empowered to report any other insane behavior, which the neighbors may observe, to “the authorities”.
“FFRF, a 501(c)3 Educational Organization.”
‘Educational Organization’ MY AUNT FANNY. These GRIFTERS have been extorting money out of small towns for TWO GENERATIONS now!
They need to be put out of business!
I bet these same Ohio Officials spent a lot of time in their own lockers in high school...
I like it!
Atheists are idiots.
Because they aren't really anti-religious they are just anti-Christian.
I LOVE that image.
Similar type shadow in Seattle. A light shining through a gap on to the lower road of the Ship Canal Bridge cast a neat shadow of the Cross at night. City had to shift the lite in such a way so as to not cast that shadow. There’s going to be a lot of wailing when their time comes.
We have become a nation of ruling minorities!
Follow Nancy Reagan’s doctrine... “JUST SAY NO”!
God bless and keep you, beautiful pal.
OUTRAGEOUS! Thanks so much for telling me!
"Theres going to be a lot of wailing when their time comes."
God bless and keep you.
Put a plaque up where the cross WAS, indicating that a cross was once here.
I like that!!!!!!
There are quite a lot of Arab Christians with names that sound Muslim or Persian.
O.K. let’s turn the tables on them. Let’s form a group called “The Freedom From Atheism Foundation” and approach a town that for a century or so has had no Christian symbols in their municipal building and file a lawsuit against them for discrimination against Christianity and Nature’s God. And meanwhile compose a thesis that proves that Atheism itself is a religion and so the absence of references to the reality of God is endorsing Atheism.
First, regardless what FDR's activist justices wanted Constitution-ignorant citizens to think about Thomas Jefferson's "wall of separation," the real Jefferson had clarified the following about the 1st and 10th Amendments with respect to "government" power to address religious issues. Jefferson had indicated that the states had made the 10th Amendment to clarify in part that the states had reserved government power to address religious issues uniquely to themselves, regardless that the states had also made the 1st Amendment in part to clarify that Congress is prohibited from having such powers altogether.
3. Resolved that it is true as a general principle and is also expressly declared by one of the amendments to the constitution that the powers not delegated to the US. by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively or to the people: and that no power over the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, or freedom of the press being delegated to the US. by the constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, all lawful powers respecting the same did of right remain, & were reserved, to the states or the people: that thus was manifested their determination to retain to themselves the right of judging how far the licentiousness of speech and of the press may be abridged without lessening their useful freedom, and how far those abuses which cannot be separated from their use should be tolerated rather than the use be destroyed (emphasis added); Thomas Jefferson, Kentucky Resolutions, 1798.
The reason that Christians have been inexcusably letting their freedom of religious expression slip through their fingers is this imo. As a consequence of not studying the Constitution and its history for themselves, FDR's anti-religious expression justices got away with twisting how 14th Amendment lawmakers had intended for that amendment to be understood in order to rob the states of their power to address religious issues. More specifically, regardless that the 14th Amendment clearly indicates that only priviliges and immunities protected by the Constitution are to apply to the states, FDR's justices wrongly went beyond just privileges and immunities and applied the 1st Amendment's prohibition on Congress's power to address religious issues to the states. This is evidenced by the following excerpt from Cantwell v. Connecticut.
"The First Amendment declares that Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The Fourteenth Amendment has rendered the legislatures of the states as incompetent as Congress to enact such laws (emphasis added). The constitutional inhibition of legislation on the subject of religion has a double aspect." --Mr. Justice Roberts, Cantwell v. State of Connecticut, 1940.
Glaring evidence of the Supreme Court's impropriety with respect to twisting the 14th Amendment is the following. john Bingham, the main author of Section 1 of 14A, had officially clarified, on several occasions, that 14A did not take away any state rights.
The adoption of the proposed amendment will take from the States no rights (emphasis added) that belong to the States. John Bingham, Appendix to the Congressional Globe. (See bottom half of first column)
No right (emphasis added) reserved by the Constitution to the States should be impaired John Bingham, Appendix to the Congressional Globe. (See top half of 1st column)
Do gentlemen say that by so legislating we would strike down the rights of the State? God forbid. I believe our dual system of government essential to our national existance. John Bingham, Appendix to the Congressional Globe. (See bottom half of third column)
So since Jefferson had clearly indicated that the states had the unique, 10A-protected power to address religious issues long before 14A was ratified, Bingham's words confirm that the states still had such power after 14A was ratified.
On the other hand, what good are our constitutonal protections when parents don't make sure that their children are taught the Constitution and its history as constitutional lawmakers had intended for it to be understood?
Are we having fun yet?
Where did this notion of government land come from? We the people are the government. Not some dribbling moron that we pay off to go get drunk in Versailles on the Potomac. Not a faceless, nameless bureaucrat who plays god with other peoples’ lives.