Tag Archives: freedom from religion

Atheist Scruples 2014: cheaper meals if you pray?

Not an out-of-the-box question here but an actual article. Should the owner of a restaurant give discounts to diners if the wait staff sees them pray publicly before their meals? I say no. I say that’s special treatment, discriminatory and … Continue reading

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FFRF not finished fight over Big Mountain Jesus

I missed this on Wednesday, but the Wisconsin-based group has been trying to get this Jesus statue (image via The Blaze) removed from Montana’s Whitefish Mountain Resort. At the end of January the Forestry Service renewed the special permit the … Continue reading

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“Atheist teen forces school to remove prayer from wall after 49 years” Good!

Sadly, in a poll where the question is “Do you think a federal judge was right in ruling that the school prayer hanging on the wall of the Cranston High School West gym was unconstitutional?” the YES answers were woefully … Continue reading

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Montana Jesus statue “days away” from answers

Answers to what? Questions about the rightness of having religious iconography on federal land. The painted concrete statue has been a feature at Whitefish Mountain Resort for decades but recently the Freedom from Religion Foundation pointed out the Christian nature … Continue reading

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Whitefish Jesus statue update

Not much of an update, really, but here it is: Congressman Denny Rehberg has proposed a land swap to keep a controversial statue from being moved off Big Mountain in Whitefish. The statue of Jesus has sat on a piece … Continue reading

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Then again, there could be oil under the Jesus mountain statue…

The story that doesn’t quit. First: despite the efforts of Montana’s congressional delegation, the very land the statue stands on is susceptible to future mining, oil and gas drilling, and geothermal development. Democratic senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester have … Continue reading

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Forest Service rethinks Jesus statue permit

Here in the land of Not Surprised, you can guess my reaction to this news. The Flathead National Forest supervisor is withdrawing his earlier decision to deny a permit renewal for the memorial statue of Jesus Christ located on the … Continue reading

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