ICC Note: In the ongoing war to remove any expression of Christianity from public life, an atheist group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, has threatened to sue the town of Buhler, Kansas for the cross in the town seal. Ironically the town was founded by immigrants over two hundred years ago by who were fleeing religious persecution.
11/28/2012 United States (examiner.com) - Most folks wouldn’t think of Buhler, Kansas as the epicenter of the religious persecution in the U.S., but apparently the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) likes to think so.
Today we find out that the town must remove a Christian Cross from the town seal because of the FFRF. The Atheist group complained that cross in the town seal violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Not only that, but the town must remove a billboard with a cross in the town park too.
The town, which was founded by immigrants who were fleeing religious persecution over a hundred years ago, finds itself once again being persecuted, or legally blackmailed, whichever way you like to think of it.
The establishment clause in the U.S. Constitution basically says that Congress shall not establish a religion! It really has nothing to do with states, towns, or county governments at all.
While the idea that the town violated the establishment clause is a stretch of their vivid imagination over at FFRF, they no less have succeeded into coercing the town into their form of compliance by threatening a lawsuit.
According to FoxNews Todd Starns, the Mayor Daniel Friesen said;
“If we would have been sued, we would likely lose,” he said. “It’s not an issue of appeasing this fringe group. It’s a matter of protecting the community of Buhler from this organization. We’ve got to take the high road”.
Buhler, is a town of just 1,327 people according to the 2010 Census, and is in the center of the Bible Belt. Because of its history, there is good reason for the symbol of a Cross to be used in the town seal.