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Freedom From Religion Foundation Opposing Star Of David At Holocaust Memorial
Opposing Views ^ | July 19, 2013 | Evan Bleier

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 FFRF’s intense opposition, the design was approved.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Israel; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: annielauriegaylor; antitheism; atheismandstate; atheistspremacists; churchandstate; danbarker; daniellibeskind; donbarker; establishmentclause; ffrf; gaylor; holocaust; israel; libeskind; memorial; napl; ohio; richardfinan; star; starofdavid; theholocaust; thenogodgod; veterans
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To: cardinal4

“Is it in?”

“Are the batteries dead?”

“We gotta get you to the vet Sparky”

“Who’s next?”

Atheists chicks are freaks....


41 posted on 07/22/2013 2:15:20 AM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We should tear down the REVEREND Martin Luther Chung (Made in China) statue too, then.


42 posted on 07/22/2013 3:36:48 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

These people truly are idiots.


43 posted on 07/22/2013 8:03:42 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Not much else to say.


44 posted on 07/22/2013 8:08:29 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: beelzepug

In addition, the low information voter does not know about the “...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof....” clause either.


45 posted on 07/22/2013 9:31:28 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: dfwgator

Hmm, I’m thinking a circle with some kind of rainbow on it.


46 posted on 07/22/2013 9:32:41 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Slings and Arrows

I suspect that these atheist supremacists supported Hitler’s goals of ridding the world of religious observers (if not his methods).


47 posted on 07/22/2013 9:39:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Pollster1
Do these whiners from the FFRF even know what the Holocaust was about?

Yes, an attempt to rid the world of religion, one sect at a time.

48 posted on 07/22/2013 9:41:31 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: dfwgator

A plain black dot?


49 posted on 07/22/2013 10:32:48 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos...)
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50 posted on 07/22/2013 10:53:01 AM PDT by SJackson ( The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. BF)
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To: cardinal4; dfwgator
what does an atheist woman scream out during sex?

Whatever it is, it can't be spelled.

51 posted on 07/22/2013 12:25:55 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Don't read the next sentence. You little rebel. I like you.)
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To: dfwgator

“If they had a badge for atheists like they did for the Jews I wonder what it would have looked like?”

It was a red triangle, actually (for communist).


52 posted on 07/22/2013 1:37:11 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: cardinal4

“So what does an atheist woman scream out during sex?”

Not sure what she says during, but afterwards, she’s almost certain to scream out “rape!”


53 posted on 07/22/2013 1:43:22 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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