I actually don’t know for a fact that it’s made out of wood. It could be plastic for all I know. The point is, they were so outraged by this 14-inch object in the ground that they’re demanding its removal. Most people call this shape a cross. It looks sort of like a plus sign with a long leg. Atheists are terrified of them. Plus signs, X’s, lowercase T’s, not so much. But a cross? They start acting like that girl in The Exorcist. Indy Star reported:
A 14-inch white cross on state park property has thrust the east-Central Indiana town of Liberty into a national debate over religious icons on public lands.
And a national atheist group has jumped into the fray.
The Freedom From Religion Foundation last month sent a letter to Department of Natural Resources Director Cameron Clark telling him that a cross attached to a new war veterans memorial statute has no place at Whitewater Memorial State Park.
“No secular purpose, no matter how sincere, will detract from the overall message that the Latin cross stands for Christianity and the overall display promotes Christianity,” wrote Rebecca S. Markert, the foundation’s attorney.
Markert added that the cross “will send a message that the government only cares about the deaths of Christian soldiers.”
The 14-inch, white-painted cross is at the bottom of an 8-foot-tall wooden chainsaw-carved statue. At the top is a bald eagle perched above lettering that says “All gave some; Some gave all.” One side of the eagle’s perch is an Indiana state flag. On the other side is a soldier.
DNR officials are deciding if they will allow the carving to stay in place near the park headquarters. A message left with a DNR spokesman Monday wasn’t immediately returned.
Whitewater Memorial State Park was formed in 1949 and was dedicated to World War II veterans from Union, Wayne, Fayette and Franklin counties in east Central Indiana. It’s about 80 miles east of Indianapolis.
You know who the FFRF reminds me of? They remind me of PETA. PETA is always making a mockery of themselves by finding the nearest wounded fly and making a big deal about how those poor sentient creatures are the unfortunate victims of misunderstanding and hateful stereotypes. They’re such gentle and caring people; they wouldn’t hurt a fly. But puppies and kittens? They slaughter them like there’s no tomorrow. Here these atheists are all bent out of shape over a couple intersecting pieces of wood. They’re nothing but a mockery of themselves. But they do provide ample article material. The articles practically write themselves. Thanks, FFRF. Keep ‘em coming.