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Atheists Lose Again – OpEd


The Freedom From Religion Foundation lost again. The militant atheists took it on the chin on August 8 when a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling on the constitutionality of allowing Lehigh County, Pennsylvania to keep its 75-year-old official seal that has an image of a Christian cross. The Philadelphia appeals court noted that the seal did not amount to a government endorsement of religion.

The mania to scrub our society free from its Judeo-Christian heritage is a fool’s errand. Go to virtually any government building in Washington, D.C. and observe all of the religious symbols, images, and inscriptions—they’re everywhere. It’s a recognition of who founded America and on what principles.

People of faith have every right to exercise their freedom of speech, and it matters not a whit whether the venue is located on public or private property. Our First Amendment guarantee is not rebuttable. Moreover, it is not going to be disqualified because some hate-driven secularists want to deny us our constitutional rights.

Chalk up another victory for our side. This is not a good day for the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Let’s hope they appeal this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court. That way they can waste more of their donors’ money.

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William Donohue

William Donohue is the current president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States, and has held that position since 1993.

One thought on “Atheists Lose Again – OpEd

  • August 9, 2019 at 1:51 am

    “People of faith have every right to exercise their freedom of speech”

    A government seal is not “freedom of speech”; if it was, everyone would get to design it.

    “Chalk up another victory for our side.”

    Uh, the court ruled that your Christian cross isn’t really religious. You lost.


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