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← Rhode Island cross controversy - legitimate or petty?

mordacious1's Avatar Jump to comment 9 by mordacious1

Well, I had a slight problem with this particular case, only because the damn thing has been there for 91 years (originally to honor WWI vets). More of an issue to me is the fire department's website that has christian prayers and what not. You can't argue history for a website.

This situation can easily be rectified by the town paying to erect similar symbols for any one who requests it (and pay for it). So if some Jews want a Star of David, they put one up. If atheists want the atomic symbol, or a declarative plaque, then one is put up also. This is how military cemeteries have handled this and the courts have supported it. The law does not say you can't have religious symbols on public property, it just can't promote one group over others (and that includes wiccans or anyone else).

Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:13:34 UTC | #937916