Freedom From Religion Foundation

Texas Officials Illuminate Crosses After Atheists’ Call for Removal

Elected officials in an East Texas community defiantly illuminated the crosses on their courthouse after an atheist organization told them to take them down. The move came after the county judge and commissioners voted unanimously to keep the four crosses on the county building.

San Jacinto County Courthouse with cross illuminated. (Photo: Dwayne Wright/San Jacinto County GOP)

Texas Town Rallies Against Atheist Call to Remove Courthouse Crosses

COLDSPRING, Texas — East Texas residents packed their community shelter Wednesday as county leaders addressed a call to remove four crosses from the San Jacinto County courthouse. The complaint came from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF).

The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a complaint against San Jacinto County, Texas, over a cross displayed on the courthouse. (Photo: Lana Shadwick,/Breitbart News)

Satanic Monument in Veterans’ Park Sparks Sharp Opposition

A provocative satanic monument approved for a city-run veterans’ park in Minnesota has elicited strong opposition from local Christians and other groups who say the offensive object has no business in a public park.

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Texas AG OK’s Prayer in Court Over Atheist Group’s Objections

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has issued an opinion stating it does not violate the Establishment Clause to open a court session with the statement “God save the State of Texas and this Honorable Court” or to open court with a prayer, or have a volunteer chaplain program to facilitate those prayers. An atheist group from Wisconsin had complained about the practice.

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Wisconsin Atheists Trying To Tell Small Texas Town to Remove Signs Mentioning God

Texans are an independent bunch and do not take kindly to people from other states trying to tell them what to do. The Freedom From Religion Foundation wants Hondo, Texas, to remove its distinctly recognizable signs that say “Welcome. This is God’s Country. Please Don’t Drive Through it Like Hell.”

Highway sign in Hondo, Texas, that reads "This is God's country, please don't drive through it like hell."

City in Texas Sues Church over Jesus Sign

“Jesus Welcomes You To Hawkins,” reads a church’s sign in the city of Hawkins, Texas. But some atheists don’t appreciate the welcome, so the city is suing the church in order to fend off a lawsuit from the atheists.

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