The Grand Haven Hydraulic Cross Needs to Come Down

On top of Dewey Hill, in Grand Haven, Michigan, there’s a giant hydraulic cross that goes up several times a year:

The cross came into being in the early 1960s as a gift to the city (and it quickly became the centerpiece for a giant nativity scene). The city pays for the cross’ upkeep now by adding its maintenance costs to the contracts of any group that rents nearby Waterfront Stadium.

In other words, if you want to rent the public facility, you’re paying for the preservation of a Christian cross.

City officials maintain that it’s not just a Christian symbol. For example, during the annual Coast Guard Festival, they “dress up” the cross like an anchor.

Seriously.

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Owner of Faith-Based Preschool Accuses Groupon of Religious Discrimination

The owner of Munchkin’s Preschool in Mesa, Arizona claims that Groupon is discriminating against his business because it’s “faith-based”:



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The Religious Version of Upworthy

If the writers at Upworthy were around during important moments in religious history, that site might look something like this:



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A Promotional Video for a School Curriculum That Will Never Challenge Students

In this promotional video for Bob Jones University Press, we learn that Christianity is infused in everything from the teaching of math (1 + 1 + 1 = 1?) to the workers in the company’s warehouse:



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This is Why Atheists Talk About God So Much

DarkMatters2525 responds to the idea that atheists hate God and that’s why we talk about Him so much:



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