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FFRF Displays New Banner in Streator, Illinois City Park

FFRF Displays New Banner in Streator, Illinois City Park

The Freedom From Religion Foundation replaced the banner that was allegedly stolen last Saturday.  The banner has the same message, with the addition of “P. S. your god says, “Thou shalt not steal”. The FFRF again placed banner near the ...

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FFRF offering $1500 reward for stolen banner

FFRF offering $1500 reward for stolen banner

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) placed a banner, which said, “Nobody died for our sins.  Jesus is a myth”, in a city park in Streator, Illinois last Thursday and by Saturday, someone stole it. The FFRF is offering a ...

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Portland, OR church sign: “God prefers kind atheists over hateful Christians”

Portland, OR church sign: “God prefers kind atheists over hateful Christians”

Rose City Park United Methodist Church displays a sign in front of their church that reads, "God prefers kind atheists over hateful Christians." According to Tom Tate, the pastor of the church, the sign shows that his 385-member congregation gives ...

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Atheist messages kick nativity scene to the curb in California park

Atheist messages kick nativity scene to the curb in California park

Atheists scored big in a lottery that gave them 18 out of the 21 spaces traditionally reserved for the Santa Monica Nativity Scenes Committee, a coalition of 13 churches, and the Santa Monica Police Officers Association for the last 60 ...

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Muslim hijab sparks off pandemonium in New York amusement park

Muslim hijab sparks off pandemonium in New York amusement park

A disagreement over headgear rules between park rangers and Muslim tourists led to a scuffle which forced the temporary shutdown of a New York amusement park on Tuesday. Trouble began when a tour group including Muslim women  visiting the Rye ...

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U.S. Muslim Leader, Feisal Abdul Rauf, to speak at U.K. Peace Festival

U.S. Muslim Leader, Feisal Abdul Rauf, to speak at U.K. Peace Festival

Iman Feisal Abdul Rauf, American Muslim leader who came to public attention  in the controversial "Park51" project to build  a "megamosque" two blocks from Ground Zero site of the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center is traveling ...

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Evangelicals Want a Baptism and Barbecue On Washington Capital Grounds

Evangelicals Want a Baptism and Barbecue On Washington Capital Grounds

I find it a bit humurous that Reality Church wants a Baptism and a Barbecue on the grounds of Washington's Capital.  Not only wanting one, but are considering what legal options they have after being denied their little baptism and fiery ...

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Hong Kong Suspension Bridge Deal Comes with Noah's Ark

Hong Kong Suspension Bridge Deal Comes with Noah's Ark

In the late 1990s, when Hong Kong needed a bridge to its new airport, it got Noah's Ark. Well, it got the suspension bridge, too, but a Noah's Park Theme Park was part of the deal. To enable construction of ...

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The End of an Era: National Christmas Tree, Once a Mother's Day Gift, Knocked Down by High Winds

In 1923, the first National Christmas Tree — a 48-foot fir tree decorated with 2,500 red, white and green electric bulbs — was lighted by President Calvin Coolidge. The National Christmas Tree became a permanent fixture in 1978, when the ...

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CNN's Anderson Cooper examines church and state issues surrounding Kentucky Noah's Ark theme park

The biblically based "Noah's Ark" theme park in northern Kentucky is slated to receive tax incentives from the state because of its projected tourism revenue and job opportunities.  Answers in Genesis, which is behind the "Creation Museum," is a major ...

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San Diego War Memorial Cross Deemed Unconstitutional – Fate in Question

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that the 29-foot cross in a San Diego public park, which was dedicated in 1954 in honor of Korean War veterans, is unconstitutional. The 3-member panel of jurists was unanimous. However, the Court ...

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Kentucky Administration Wants to Give Tax Incentives to Ken Ham's Latest Project, "The Ark Encounter"

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says that building a replica of Noah's Ark is a huge deal that's going to create a lot of jobs and revenue, so he is willing to offer tourism-development tax incentives to developer Ken Ham of ...

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King, NC, Officials Delay Decision Concerning Christian Flag

King, North Carolina's, city council has not made a decision yet about what it will do about the Christian flag controversy. In September, the city removed the Christian flag from a public veterans memorial park when a complaint was filed ...

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