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.
This guy is evil and probably stupid as well. I find the idea of a Holocaust Memorial without the Star of David shockingly offensive. Do these whiners from the FFRF even know what the Holocaust was about?
Hate filled wretches.
They’re fanatics. Utterly beyond logic or reason.
So what does an atheist woman scream out during sex?
They, along with millions of other low-info Americans, have no idea what the establishment clause means. I would wager that a majority of Americans believe the words “separation of church and state” actually appear in the Constitution.
This what happens when the government schools quit teaching civics and replace it with ethnic studies.
It would have been just as catastrophic if Hitler had exterminated 6 million atheists.
But there is no denying that they were Jews.
...and just as there is no constitutional separation of church and state, there is also no constitutional freedom from religion.
Just ban the FFRF!!!
Don’t give them ideas. (Only half-joking.)
20% of Americans Are Now Atheist, Agnostic or Unaffiliated ...
... According to research, there are about 6.4 million Jews in the U.S.,
Now tell me why we let these peons get away with messing with our God stuff..Just something to prove they can..I just wish these roaches would go back into their holes and leave us alone..
As I said, fanatics. With a greater or lesser portion of IRL trolling.
I love your post because it was almost word for word what I was going to say.
We have turned the other cheek in response to such fanatics for far too long. While that is essentially perfect guidance that I do my best to follow when dealing with normal people, it's the wrong answer when dealing those who exploit our virtues.
Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one . . . And they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said unto them, It is enough. [Luke 22:36,38]
I believe this passage means that there is a time for the sword - but only in moderation. I also believe this is the time when we should no longer turn the other cheek, not when western civilization and freedom are on the line. The Ohio State House should either fight to the death for a real memorial, or replace their planned memorial with a discrete plaque explaining that the litigious bullies from FFRF, siding with Holocaust deniers, have prevented them from building a true Holocaust Memorial, and that any memorial without the Star of David would be meaningless.
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
“Is it in?”
“Are the batteries dead?”
“We gotta get you to the vet Sparky”
Atheists chicks are freaks....
We should tear down the REVEREND Martin Luther Chung (Made in China) statue too, then.
These people truly are idiots.
Not much else to say.
In addition, the low information voter does not know about the “...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof....” clause either.
Hmm, I’m thinking a circle with some kind of rainbow on it.
I suspect that these atheist supremacists supported Hitler’s goals of ridding the world of religious observers (if not his methods).
Yes, an attempt to rid the world of religion, one sect at a time.
A plain black dot?
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.