The signs are meant to welcome people to the town and have been doing just that for about 50 years. "The Churches of Oconomowoc Welcome You," it annoyingly reads, they say.
Fortunately for the Freedom From Religion Foundation (aka Atheist Offense Patrol) they do not include mosques in their lawfare--that would be Islamophobic and let's be honest, dangerous.
The obnoxious believers in nothing except getting others to believe in nothing too, said the welcome signs are unconstitutional because they are not neutral toward all faiths.
That's kind of like the Quran which is actually blasphemous to all other faiths, but don't expect these cowardly pseudo-intellectuals to jump on any anti-Quran bandwagon any time soon.
"It endorses religion over non-religion and Christianity over all other faiths," the group's attorney Ryan Jayne wrote in a letter to the town leaders.
The FFRF is doing all they can nationally to eradicate all public displays of the Christian faith but no other because they're too frightened. They typically target poorer communities that don't have the finances to fight back, but they never ever, ever target Muslim communities even when the Muslims block the streets when they pray, in some cases.
It seems that the organization is singling out one religion and all of its sects--Christianity. That seems to be unconstitutional and perhaps this should be explored legally.
"I'm sure they have the best intentions but it sends a message that you are not a favorite citizen because the favorite citizens are Christian citizens and the second problem is it violates the Constitution," Jayne told Fox 6.
Jayne told Lake Country Now, a local newspaper, that if the signs promoted Islam, residents would not be so supportive. But for sure, if they did, he wouldn't file a lawsuit because he's a frightened pussy cat.
The town Mayor David Nold told the paper they are consulting with their lawyers to determine if the signs are actually on public property and if they are--whether they must be removed.
|They dare you, FFRF|
Town residents are angry over the fact that a group of out-of-town atheists are causing an issue with them and some support the use of public funds to fight the scum waffles.
The Institute for Law & Liberty, a Wisconsin-based organization, sent a letter to the town council urging them to hang on and stand firm.
"It takes something more than a sign put up by private parties reflecting a message of welcome to inflict constitutional injury," president Richard Esenberg said in a letter to the newspaper.
Personally, I'd like to see the law put FFRF out of business altogether. They have made atheism their religion and are so ardent in their belief, one has to wonder where their parents or grandparents went wrong.
It's impossible to respect a group of militant atheists who are only militant to those who can't fight back. I dare them to go after mosques where the call to prayer over the loudspeakers are a lot more imposing than a welcoming sign to a town.