Indiana Governor Says State Park’s Sculpture of a Kneeling Soldier in Front of a Christian Cross Can Stay Put

The Christian sculpture at Whitewater Memorial State Park in Liberty, Indiana that caused so much controversy can stay right where it is, says Indiana Department of Natural Resources director Cameron Clark. And Governor Mike Pence is backing him up:



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Which Christian Sculpture Are We Arguing About?

I just posted earlier today about a Christian sculpture at Whitewater Memorial State Park in Liberty, Indiana:

Part of the negative reaction, in addition to the presence of a Christian cross, was the amateur look of the kneeling farmboy/soldier.

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FFRF Prompts Further Scrutiny of Indiana State Park’s Statue of a Kneeling Soldier in Front of a Christian Cross

Last month, we learned that Whitewater Memorial State Park in Liberty, Indiana was going to receive a large veterans memorial statue featuring a kneeling soldier next to a cross, all underneath a giant eagle:

That sculpture was designed by Dayle Lewis, who didn’t hide his faith on his website:

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FFRF Launches “Out of the Closet” Video Campaign

Following the success of their “Out of the Closet” campaign, where local atheists appear on billboards explaining why they don’t believe in a God, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is now trying to spread that message via YouTube:



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After Apopka High’s Football Game Last Night, Christians Prayed on the Field in the Most Meaningless Protest Ever

A couple of days ago, we learned that public high schools in Florida’s Orange and Seminole Counties had football coaches leading team prayers, not to mention team chaplains. It’s about as egregious a church/state violation as you’ll ever see at a high school.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation sent letters to those districts warning them about the constitutional concerns and, to their credit, the districts took action, saying the coach-led prayers would stop and the chaplains were no longer permitted to pray with the teams. They could pray on their own time — and the students were always permitted to pray by themselves — but the adults could no longer coerce the students into praying (directly or indirectly).

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