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  • Florida Satanic Nativity Display Fail

    12/08/2017 6:29:58 PM PST · by marshmallow · 12 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 12/7/17 | Rodney Pelletier
    BOCA RATON, Fla. ( - Catholics celebrate after a satanic display fails to go up near a public nativity scene in Florida. In November, nearly 50,000 people signed a petition started by Return to Order ó an organization associated with the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) ó asking the city of Boca Raton to shut down a satanic display in Sanborn Square. The satanic display, consisting of an upside-down pentagram with the words "In Satan we trust" and "May the children hail Satan," has been erected for the last two years by Preston Smith,...
  • Charlottesville Council votes to remove ĎStonewallí Jackson statue

    09/06/2017 1:08:39 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 42 replies ^ | 9/6/17 | foxnews
    The city council in Charlottesville, Va., voted unanimously Tuesday to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas ďStonewallĒ Jackson from Justice Park. The 5-0 vote came just weeks after last monthís violent protests in the city, sparked in part by city officialsí plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Tuesdayís vote also will expedite the relocation of the Lee statue.
  • Battle over Robert E. Lee statue enters Charlottesville courtroom Friday

    09/01/2017 10:05:52 AM PDT · by yoe · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 1, 2017 | Paul Duggan
    CHARLOTTESVILLE ó A judge is scheduled to hear arguments Friday on whether to dismiss a five-month-old lawsuit that has prevented this city from removing public memorials to two Confederate generals, including a statue of Robert E. Lee that was the focal point of violent clashes last month involving hundreds of white supremacist demonstrators and counterprotesters. The Lee statue, in a city park, and a nearby statue of Thomas ďStonewallĒ Jackson, also on public land, have become the latest epicenter in a national debate over the propriety of civic monuments honoring the Confederacy and how the history of the slaveholding Old...
  • (Black) Oklahoma Woman Fights to Preserve Confederate Monument

    08/30/2017 10:47:43 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 30, 2017 | SARAH STEWART
    The monument with a confederate soldier looking out over the town has stood for 100 years in front of the Bryan County Courthouse. As monuments like it are coming under fire around the country, it is finding help from an unlikely ally. ďIím trying to at least hold on and to claim the history and the heritage that is mine, not just white folk. But, that heritage belongs to me, too,Ē said Arlene Barnum. If you see Barnum, you might do a double take. Sheís a black woman wearing a confederate flag on a necklace. ďIíve been run off the...
  • Federal Judge Rules Cross Violates Law and Must Be Removed

    06/20/2017 6:43:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 90 replies ^ | June 20, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Atheists across the fruited plain are rejoicing after a federal judge declared that a cross erected in a Florida park violated the law and must come down. ďI am aware that there is a lot of support in Pensacola to keep the cross as is, and I understand and I understand and respect that point of view,Ē U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson wrote in his ruling. ďBut, the law is the law.Ē The lawsuit was filed in 2016 by the notorious Freedom From Religion Foundation and the American Humanist Association on behalf of four Pensacola citizens The judge pointed out...
  • Protestors Dismantle Pentagram Erected Next to Nativity Scene (FL)

    12/21/2016 9:12:21 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 9 replies
    Cathoiklc Herald ^ | Decmeber 21, 2016 | AP
    A 300-pound metal sculpture of a satanic pentagram, erected as an atheist protest to a public parkís Nativity scene, was severely damaged on Tuesday when it was pulled to the ground by protestors. Atheist Preston Smithís 10-foot tall sculpture lay broken in Sanborn Square at noon. Tire tracks led from the twisted metal to the street. It appeared protestors had attached a chain from a vehicle to the sculpture and yanked it down, dragging it several feet... The sculpture sits about 20 feet from a traditional Nativity scene of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus, and is backed by a...
  • War on Christmas: Atheists Threaten to Sue Ohio Town for Nativity Scene

    12/19/2016 5:13:01 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Dec 2016 | Ken Klukowski
    Militant atheists at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) are threatening to sue St. Bernard, Ohio, over the cityís Nativity scene ó a Christmas display depicting the scene of Jesusís birth in Bethlehem in the Holy Land. If FFRF follows through and files in federal court, that case could result in a historic restoration of religious liberty nationwide. St. Bernard is a suburb of Cincinnati. For many years, the city has displayed a crŤche ó†i.e., a Nativity scene ó during the Christmas season. It is accompanied by non-biblical seasonal holiday displays as well, making this outdoor crŤche similar to the...
  • Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It...

    12/09/2016 1:53:56 PM PST · by blueyon · 50 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 12/07/16 | Jim Hoft
    ""Radical Far Left Group Demands World War I Memorial to Fallen Soldiers Be Torn Down Because It Includes a Cross"" The Bladensburg Cross was built in 1925 in Bladensburg, Marlyand in 1925. The cross was a designed by mothers of local soldiers who lost their lives in World War I. The American Legion raised the money to build the cross on private land. Now a radical far left group is demanding the cross be taken down. It offends them. The Becket Fund reported: For 90 years, a war memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland has reminded passersby of the ultimate sacrifice made...
  • (Video) Matt Redman Turns Times Square into a Worship Room with Ď10,000 Reasonsí

    11/02/2016 12:23:51 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 28 replies ^ | Aug 1, 2016 | CHURCHLEADERS
    Watch Matt Redman sing his hit worship song ď10,000 ReasonsĒ live in Times Square, New York in the following video. The advertisements in the background are flashing, promoting different products and services, while Redman and the band sing praises to God. Itís moving to see so many people raising their hands in worship, while the camera pans to other people in the crowd who look like they may never have seen a group of people worshipping God so publicly before. The video gives a beautiful glimpse into what it looks like when we worship God in the midst of a...
  • "A mountaintop victory over the ACLU;" Cross will remain on Mt. Soledad Memorial

    10/27/2016 9:17:26 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 10/27/16 | Robert Knight
    The following article was written by Robert Knight and posted on October 22nd on the American Thinker website. If you didnít hear about this last month, itís for good reason. The media do not like publicizing defeats for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). A 27-year battle with the ACLU over the Mt. Soledad mountaintop cross at a Korean War veterans memorial in San Diego ended in a victory for American heritage. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-page ruling calling the case moot on Sept. 8 and directing U.S. district judge Lawrence Byrne to dismiss it,...
  • Time to Remove Religion from Public Life

    08/23/2016 4:39:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 29/7/16 | Nasser Dashti
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  • Giant cross at Pensacola park sparks lawsuit

    05/05/2016 10:27:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    WEAR TV-3 Pensacola, FL ^ | Wednesday, May 4th 2016 | By David Gonzalez
    Looper's church has used the site for Easter services. Looper said, "We don't need the cross to have that service. He planned on being there again this year but apparently the gentleman connected to the lawsuit who lives here secured that area for himself; apparently to prevent us from being able to use it." The cross is located on the northeast side of Bayview Park. Since the park is public, some want it taken down. They want people from all religions to feel comfortable going to the park. Monica Miller, senior counsel for the American Humanist Association said, "These citizens...
  • My Town is in a fight over Nativity Scene

    11/10/2015 11:24:14 AM PST · by Thorliveshere · 56 replies
    Vanity | 11-10-2015 | Me
    My town is going to have a council vote on removing a nativity scene from the central town park. It is only ONE GUY causing all this trouble, and virtually the whole town is against him. He's a trouble-making POS. I've been trying to get to each and every council member, none are giving me any clear answers. The mayor (who is usually a very staunch conservative) is also being cagey. Just wondering what others have experienced... have the rest of you had this in your town, how did your town council vote?
  • Football Coach ‚ÄėDevastated‚Äô After Being Suspended for Post-Game Prayer

    10/30/2015 8:04:12 AM PDT · by kindred · 35 replies ^ | 10/29/15 | Leah Jessen
    High school football coach Joe Kennedy was suspended Wednesday for praying after games at the 50-yard line. It‚Äôs like straight out of a movie. High school football coach Joe Kennedy, inspired by the Christian faith-based film ‚ÄúFacing the Giants,‚ÄĚ walks to the 50-yard line after games to thank God for the players he has the opportunity to coach. As of Wednesday, Kennedy has been suspended and is no longer able to participate in football program activities because of his post-game prayers. A letter sent to Kennedy by the school district informed the coach that he has been placed on paid...
  • Mayor Vows to Fight to Keep Nativity Scene in Park: 'It Represents Our Town'

    08/15/2015 9:36:46 AM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/14/15 | Fox News
    Cordova has said that Belen means Bethlehem in Spanish, but the Freedom From Religion Foundation is arguing that the nativity scene is religious in nature and should be moved to private property.
  • Mount Soledad Land Sold (Cross on Public Land Case)

    07/21/2015 2:13:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 7/21 | Monica Garske
    However, legal questions still linger in the much-debated case After more than 25 years of lawsuits and court rulings about the cross on San Diegoís Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial, the recent sale of a plot of land under the cross may be the final solution to the quarter-century church-and-state conflict. Documents confirm the title for the half-acre plot of land beneath the Mount Soledad cross was transferred from the federal Department of Defense to the Mount Soledad Memorial Association on July 17 for $1.4 million. Bruce Bailey, president of the Mount Soledad Memorial Association, also confirmed the deal is...
  • Why Religious Liberty Arguments Arenít Working

    04/17/2015 1:44:35 PM PDT · by Petrosius · 39 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | April 16, 2015 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    I am a very committed, very public advocate of marriage as a gender-based institution. Many of my fellow proponents of man/woman marriage cite religious liberty as an argument against redefining marriage. While I have great respect for those who promote this view, I must respectfully disagree with their assessment.The uproar over the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act demonstrates that religious liberty arguments donít work anymore. I take no pleasure in saying this. But religious liberty arguments are not compelling enough to induce our fellow citizens to sacrifice something they value, namely, sexual liberty.I can think of three reasons for this.An...
  • Christians being driven from American Society Too

    12/07/2014 10:34:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/07/14 | Judi McLeod
    Not just fleeing the Middle East: Itís not just the Mideast from which Christians are being driven. ďChristians are being driven from the Middle East in suffering,Ē Pope Francis said in a video message yesterday as French Cardinal Phillipe Barbarin visited the Iraqi city of Irbil, where thousands of Christians have taken refuge. ďAnd from America; and from the military, who need Godís protection, as we do in the USA,Ē adds Fred Abel of Abel is spot on. The main difference between Christians being driven out of the Middle East and those being driven out of America is that...
  • North Carolina restaurant offers a 15 percent discount to pray in public

    08/01/2014 9:14:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 01, 2014
    A Winston-Salem restaurant is giving customers a 15 percent discount if they pray in public. Maryís Gourmet Diner in Winston-Salem gives the discount for anyone who takes the time to appreciate their food before digging in. Although the restaurant has been offering the special for four years, a recent Facebook post featuring a receipt with the discount has gone viral, highlighting the practice. Ö
  • Supreme Court Upholds Freedom to Pray at Public Meetings

    05/05/2014 7:45:16 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    The U.S. Supreme Court on May 5 upheld the practice of voluntary prayer before public meetings by a 5-4 ruling, drawing praise from those who said such prayers are a long American tradition that avoids censoring religion. ďOpening public meetings with prayer is a cherished freedom that the authors of the Constitution themselves practiced,Ē Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel David Cortman said May 5. ďSpeech censors should have no power to silence volunteers who pray for their communities just as the Founders did.Ē Cortman said the Supreme Court ďaffirmed that Americans are free to pray.Ē ďIn America, we tolerate a...