Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Atheist Sign at Capitol

Personally, I don’t feel strongly one way or the other, but it’s atheist news so I posted it.

OLYMPIA – A Seattle-based atheists group asked state officials Friday for permission to display a placard outdoors on the Capitol campus over the holidays.

Jerry Schiffelbein, the treasurer for Seattle Atheists and an activist in other “free-thought” groups that advocate separation between church and state, said the sign’s message is less provocative than those that the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation put up last year.

The proposed 18-by-30-inch sign says, “In this holiday season let us remember that kindness, charity and goodwill transcend belief, creed or religion.”

Full story here.


  1. If the state allows the sign, expect a barrage of litigation. The state's current policy is to prohibit any signs or displays in an effort to prevent the kind of chaos that occurred last year. If the state allows a atheist sign to go up, it will be legally required to allow theist groups to post signs as well. At that point, we'll be back to where we were last year -- which was a situation that didn't do anybody any good.

  2. BTW, thanks for the link in your blog roll. I will definitely reciprocate!

  3. Done! I just added you to my faith, culture and politics links.