By now we should be use to the Atheist group Freedom From Religion Foundation. Their false understanding of the Establishment Clause. Their bully tactics. It should surprise us that they have not changed their name though.
If this group were honest, they would simply announce the group they really want freedom from; Christians. They could call themselves FFCF and would be appropriate. This is the targets of their lawsuits and bullying. You never hear of these people attacking Muslims, or Hindus.
And finally, people are standing up to them.
Christian News reports
Elected officials of a Florida city say they have no intention of removing a cross memorial from their city hall after a prominent professing atheist organization took issue with the memorial, describing it as exclusionary and unconstitutional.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter on March 10 to the mayor of Longwood, Florida, objecting to the display of a three-foot-tall wooden cross in the Longwood city hall. The white cross, emblazoned with the words, “We Will Never Forget Their Sacrifices,” is a memorial to veterans who lost their lives while serving in the armed forces.
But the city is claiming that the cross is not coming down.
Christian News continues
Upon receiving the FFRF letter, Longwood Mayor Joe Durso defended the cross memorial, saying the city has “no intention” of removing it. He told the Orlando Sentinel that Longwood City Hall has displayed a Christmas tree and Jewish menorah every December for years, and no one has ever complained about them.
“[The cross] was donated to us as a nice honor in paying homage to those men and women who served,” Durso said. “How is having a cross an endorsement? … They are trying to create a fire where there is no fire.”
Longwood City Commissioner Ben Paris dismissed FFRF’s letter as “a political stunt,” pointing out that the cross is inconspicuously located at the rear of the city commission chambers.
“I’m Jewish, and I don’t find the cross offensive,” Paris told the Orlando Sentinel. “We’re not asking people to pay respect to it. … I think this is nitpicking.”
Well said, and I for one hope they stand their ground.