If Freedomland Has Religious Accommodation, it Can't Be Free


tay
#1
And that goes for any Country that is trying to claim it is free............








WINOOSKI, Vt. —


A sign on a lamp post at the bottom of the Winooski Circle displayed the words "Yield For Sneakers Bacon" until Friday morning. The bistro owners took it down.

It got there as part of "Operation Bloom."



A city program put it in place to keep its flower beds beautiful. If businesses do some gardening they can post an advertisement where they do it, but the word "bacon" on the Sneakers Bistro sign started a discussion about diversity on the Winooski Front Porch Forum.

It started with a post from one woman who wrote that the sign was insensitive to those who do not consume pork. She said as a Muslim she is personally offended by it.








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: http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new-york/burlington/advertisement-removed-after-resident-expresses-offense/27693396#ixzz3BIlPUXuo (external - login to view)












Last edited by tay; Aug 25th, 2014 at 06:40 AM..
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quit teasing the special needs kids, tay.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
#3
Good thing this is in the US? WE would be offended by someone that doesn't eat bacon. Terribly un Canadian.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
#4
Grow the **** up and stop beeing offended at stupid s-h-i-t. What if I became offended at woman walking around all day completely covered in wraps?


And mmmm ... bacon.
 
tay
#5
Florida Mayor Kicks Atheist Out of City Commission Meeting After He Doesn’t Stand for the Invocation or Pledge




At yesterday’s meeting of the Winter Garden City Commissioners (external - login to view) (in Florida), Mayor John Rees announced that they would begin with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, as many government meetings do, and asked everyone to stand up.


John Thoreau, an atheist, remained seated. Normally, that would be irrelevant since he has every right to do that, but Rees had other ideas.


The Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote a letter to the city (external - login to view) today spelling out the constitutional violations (external - login to view) of which the Mayor is guilty and telling them how they must remedy the situation:
(1) The government may not force citizens to stand for the Pledge of allegiance.
(2) Government officials may not ask citizens to stand for prayers or, (3) say prayers themselves.

To remedy the Pledge violation, at the next meeting, Mayor Rees ought to explain that citizens are within their rights to remain sitting for the Pledge and that it does not reflect a lack of patriotism… [Police] Chief [George] Brennan should make a similar statement. Patriotism and religiosity are not one and the same




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Florida Mayor Kicks Atheist Out of City Commission Meeting After He Doesn’t Stand for the Invocation or Pledge (external - login to view)
 
MHz
#6
What part of the 'price of sin.' went whoosh? (other than that part is a givin)
 
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