Tuesday, July 31, 2012



Town Forced to Remove Cross From Logo



City leaders in Steubenville, Ohio have decided to change their official logo after the Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened to sue because the emblem included a silhouette of a cross atop the Franciscan University chapel.

Law Director Gary Repella announced the city’s decision after a closed door meeting – deciding to change the logo because they could not afford a potential lawsuit. The city reverted to a previous logo that did not include the offending items.

“I researched current case law and found a lot of case laws that do not allow religious symbols in government symbols,” Repella said in comments reported by the Herald-Star.

But officials at Franciscan University of Steubenville told Fox News the chapel and cross were included in the logo because the school is one of the top employers in the area and one of the most recognized entities in the city.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation said this logo is unconstitional.

“We were included in the city’s logo not because of our faith, but rather our role in the community,” said Michael Hernon, the university’s vice president of advancement. “This out of town and out of touch group decided that they wanted to purge all reference to religion from the public life.”

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13 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

We need FREEDOM for ATHIEST and their leftists ideologies

Anonymous said...

Making changes because of the mere threat of a lawsuit. They haven't done anything or illegal, and yet they make the change for fear of a lawsuit. Pathetic.

Anyone who has taken any time to study the history of the United States cannot deny that Christianity was part of the backbone and foundation of this country. But then we have a president (peace be upon him) who is so quick to bow and apologize to other nations, that it makes me wonder if anyone today even knows the actual history of this country.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who has taken any time to study the history of the United States cannot deny that slavery was part of the backbone and foundation of this country.

Anonymous said...

This is a systematic dismantling of the support systems outside of government. Atheism is the official religion of some of the most brutal and oppressive governments in the history of the planet. Dismantling Christian symbols is an attack on an institution that draws support and reliance away from the almighty government and their murderous sycophants. Undermine the family, undermine religion, undermine the economy, and all that will be left will be those incompetent rulers who get fat and rich off the government dole.

Dean said...

@:05AM: I'll join the game.

Anyone who has taken the time to study the history of the United States cannot deny that Irish immigrants were part of the backbone and foundation of this country.

Anonymous said...

The US has brought it on itself with its ridiculous litigious culture, and then making being a lawyer more profitable and attractive than being a doctor or other useful member of society.

Anonymous said...

LIberals would throw the loudest hissy fit if spanish named cities like San Francisco had to change their names for the very same reason.

Anonymous said...

The city could win the case on the argument of the recognizability of the ladmark and it's prominent contributions to the city as the reason for it's inclusion. The cross was there simply to assist that visible recognition.

The problem of course would be if they got a judge with his head up his a$$, something the ACLU would definitely be shooping for.

Anonymous said...

the University needs to demand that it's siloette be removed from the logo..i would think that if it was a muslim emblame it would have been ok or a sombrerro.

Go Away Bird said...

No-where in the US.S. CONSTITUTION is their anything about the separation of CHURCH and STATE

Anonymous said...

2:05, and anyone who has taken time to study history will see that Atheists had no part in the backbone and foundation of this country.

Anonymous said...

"Anyone who has taken any time to study the history of the United States cannot deny that Christianity was part of the backbone and foundation of this country."

It's time that we go back to living without electricity, computers, phones, automobiles, spaceships, medicines, assault weapons, slavery and everything else invented since 1789.

The founding fathers never intended for these things to exist. They are not mentioned in the Constitution or the Bible( except for slavery of course).

Anonymous said...

The United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran are so similar in their theocratic mentality while using material science to advance themselves.