A couple days ago, I wrote about how the Freedom From Religion Foundation is nothing more than an anti-Christian hate group. In that blog, they were attacking a small Georgia high school because the local churches fed the football team before games and had done so for years.
Now the FFRF is attacking the city of Steubenville, Ohio for their city logo. Steubenville is a small town that lies along the picturesque border with West Virginia. It is known for the large murals that decorate some of the buildings in the town of less than 20,000 residents. The small town boasts of their home grown celebrities that were born there which includes Dean Martin, Tracy Lords, Jimmy ‘The Greek’ Snyder and Rollie Fingers.
Their logo features the silhouettes of several prominent buildings in the small town. One of those buildings is the Franciscan Chapel at the Franciscan University. The university just happens to be the largest employer in the town and the chapel is a very historic landmark in the area. If you look at the city logo, the cross on the top of the chapel is not that very prominently featured. The cross is rather small and off to the side.
Once again, the Liberty Counsel has stepped in to help the Steubenville city officials as they have decided to stand their ground and fight the FFRF. Mat Staver of the Liberty Counsel commented about the case saying:
"The Franciscan Chapel in this small community is part of the Franciscan University, which is very influential and very important to the history of Steubenville. This particular logo has that as one of several different pictures."
"To suggest that this is an establishment of religion is absolutely preposterous, but this is just the same modus operandi for Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is a very anti-Christian organization bent on literally erasing every picture, every word, every memory of our Judeo/Christian heritage from America."
One thing I’ve noticed about the FFRF cases of late is that they seem to be targeting smaller communities and institutions. They remind me of a school yard bully that goes around picking on the smaller kids. I hope and pray they react like a school yard bully, because they usually turn tail and run away once you bloody their nose a time a two and it sounds like the Liberty Counsel is ready to do just that.