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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:50 PM

KS town removes cross from town seal; FOX viewers outraged

A town in central Kansas that was founded more than 100 years ago by immigrants escaping religious persecution is once again facing religious persecution.

The tiny town of Buhler is being forced to remove a religious cross from its town seal after a group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained that the symbol violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution. The group said the cross indicated government endorsement of Christianity.

The group also threatened to sue unless a large billboard featuring the cross was removed from a city park.

Mayor Daniel Friesen told Fox News that concerns over the lawsuit were the deciding factor in removing the cross and redesigning the seal.

If we would have been sued, we would likely lose, he said.Its not an issue of appeasing this fringe group. Its a matter of protecting the community of Buhler from this organization. Weve got to take the high road.

More .... http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/kansas-town-forced-to-remove-cross.html

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proud2BlibKansan Nov 2012 OP
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #1
DollarBillHines Nov 2012 #2
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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:56 PM

1. To me, religion should be a more personal thing than a large billboard in a city park. The way

I see it is everyone should have a right to their religion ... I think there are thousands of various religions in the world ... I object when others try to force religion in a public setting and/or in government ... and on other individuals.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:57 PM

2. "kansas, your mayor is a weak coward."

Maybe someone should explain the whole Governor concept to Ms. Donna Stover.

Some of those commenters need professional help.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:16 PM

3. Just more insanity

Seems plentiful at that website.

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