Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ohio town fighting back after atheist group demands scripture mural be removed

By Tre Goins-Phillips

FINDLEY, OH---An atheist activist group is demanding the city of Findlay, Ohio, remove a Bible-themed mural from a municipal building. But local officials are fighting back. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a cease-and-desist letter to “Flag City, USA,” on Feb. 1, threatening to sue the city over the “unconstitutional” wall art that “conveys government support for religion.” The mural, painted in 2011 by a group of local artists to symbolize protection for the community, features a reference to Psalm 91, reading, “Under His wings shall you find refuge.” The FFRF took issue with the art then, too, but the group's case was ultimately shot down by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Fox News reported. [More]