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Sixth Circuit censors criticism of religion in FFRF case

An appeals court ruled today that a Michigan mayor can censor nonreligious speech, while continuing to endorse a nativity scene in the city atrium.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a brief on Feb. 15 fighting the federal government’s motion in support of a permanent shrine to Jesus in the Flathead National Forest, leased at no cost since the 1950s to the Knights of Columbus.

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Decalogue déjà vu? Alabama ‘Commandments Judge’ says legal system comes rrom Bible

Disgraced Judge Roy Moore has been back on the Alabama bench less than one week, and he is already giving church-state separation supporters reason to worry.

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Winter Solstice banner is back up and will hang in the Wilkes-Barre Public Square for a few more days — provided that it is not vandalized again. The vandal is to be charged with disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

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A Winter Solstice banner placed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation in a public park in Manassas, Va., was stolen over the holidays.

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The City Council in Cheboygan, Mich., moved a nativity display off public property rather than give the Freedom From Religion Foundation equal time during the winter holiday season.

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The Freedom From Religion Foundation is challenging an inappropriate nativity scene in Manassas, Va., with its own message about the “real reason for the season.”

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A thief or thieves in Warren, Mich., stole the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s Winter Solstice banner several days after it was put in place to counter a religious nativity scene on public property.

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A film crew with WNEP 16, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre caught the crime, committed by a young man who identified himself as Joe McDonald, who climbed about 30 feet up the sculpture, cut two wires holding one side of the banner, and placed an American flag.

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Despite being called “spoil sports” by a local resident, members of FFRF Metropolitan Chicago Chapter say that posting the group’s Winter Solstice banner went without a hitch.

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