Friday, June 09, 2017

Small Towns v. The Atheists: Two Stories

As we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, the atheists in Madistan have sent the City of Oconomowoc a letter promising lawsuit if the City does not remove a couple of 'the churches welcome you' signs.

So far, Oconomowoc officials have been very, very, quiet.  There is a technical question about whether the signs rest on City land or not. 

But Oconomowoc's principal concern is not where the signs rest.  Nope.  It's 'Who Will Pay' for the city's defense.  It seems that the City's insurer has a great deal to say about whether Oconomowoc will tell the atheists to stick the signs where the sun never shines.

Should the City choose to rely on its insurer's dictates, the City will be pathetic.  Period.

Meantime, in Missouri:

...It was way back in 1930 when the good people of Neosho, Missouri, installed a giant, lighted cross in the Big Spring Park....the town received a letter from an out-of-town group of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. They demanded the cross be removed from public property.

..."The cross is not going to go anywhere," Mayor Ben Baker told me. "We are taking a stand. It's the best thing to do, and it's the right thing to do."

And the city council agreed with the mayor — voting unanimously to protect the cross....

This is what's called 'doing the right thing.'  Thank you, Neosho, MO.

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