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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Florida Mayor Kicks Atheist Out of City Commission Meeting After He Doesn’t Stand for the Invocation or Pledge

At yesterday’s meeting of the Winter Garden City Commissioners (in Florida), Mayor John Rees announced that they would begin with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, as many government meetings do, and asked everyone to stand up.

John Thoreau, an atheist, remained seated. Normally, that would be irrelevant since he has every right to do that, but Rees had other ideas.

As the first syllable of the invocation was uttered, Rees told everyone to hold up because Thoreau was still sitting down…



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