For years Christian America (yes, Virginia, America was a Christian nation) gave these groups an inch here and an inch there in the name of freedom; now they are taking miles. America used to be a Christian nation that would never have allowed this nonsense. Now she is an ”enlightened,” godless nation that entertains vicious people with evil intentions. These groups will continue until God and Christianity are completely erased from the daily life of all Americans.
Satan is on the job and America has decided not to interfere with his work. Quite the opposite; much of America has decided to help him with his devilish task.
“We’ve got bigger fish to fry than this,” said Wyoming City Manager Curtis Holt. “It’s not a front-burner issue for me. We’ve not had one citizen complaint about our logo.” [Notice that this City Manager does not defend the logo. Had a citizen complained would he have put it on the front-burner? Many would suggest to this gentleman that there are no bigger fish to fry than the defense of God and Christianity in Christian Western Civilization.]
On Friday, Wyoming officials received a faxed letter from attorneys representing the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), a Madison, Wis.-based atheist and agnostic group that promotes a strict separation between church and state.
The group has taken issue with Wyoming’s logo, adopted around 1959 when the city incorporated, which features the silhouette of a church adorned with a cross in the lower right quadrant. The other quadrants contain a house, a factory and a golf course.
The FFRF contends the addition of the church on a city insignia violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment, which mandates that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”
The letter does not explicitly threaten a lawsuit, but does cite numerous federal court cases where a municipality was taken to court over inclusion of religious symbology of some kind on an official seal or logo. In the letter, FFRF staff attorney Patrick Elliott urges the city to “immediately discontinue using this seal and adopt a new representation of the city that is inclusive of all of your citizens.”
“Any claims of historical or cultural significance to the church and Latin cross on the city seal do not relieve the city of its constitutional obligations. The city must not endorse religion. The city may not depict the church and cross because to do so places the city imprimatur behind Christianity. This excludes non-Christians and violates the Constitution.”
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the FFRF, said the city would be foolish to fight them in court over changing the seal because legal precedent is on their side.
“This kind of thing has been successfully litigated before. This is too egregious to ignore.”