FFRF removes biblical game in Florida park (October 2, 2017)

Thanks to FFRF, children in a Florida town can enjoy a public playground free of religious propaganda.

A resident informed FFRF that on a visit to R.E. Olds Park in Oldsmar, Fla., she had stumbled upon a small playground with a picture game that depicted the biblical tale of Noah and the ark. Each section of the game contained a passage from the legend, paraphrased directly from the book of Genesis to be more easily absorbed by children. FFRF Staff Attorney Elizabeth Cavell wrote to the city parks superintendent on July 27, informing the city that the display equated to a government endorsement of Christianity, which the city cannot legally do.

The city’s director of leisure services responded on Oct. 2, notifying FFRF that the panel had been permanently removed.

Freedom From Religion Foundation