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FFRF banner stolen from public park in Sanford, Maine

After being on display for less than one week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation's Winter Solstice banner was stolen on December 30 from a public park in Sanford, Maine.

FFRF reported the theft to the police and is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s).

After being on display for less than one week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation's Winter Solstice banner was stolen on December 30 from a public park in Sanford, Maine.

FFRF reported the theft to the police and is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrator(s).

The "Let Reason Prevail" banner was placed on the city property to counter a Christian nativity scene. The banner read: "At this season of the Winter Solstice, LET REASON PREVAIL. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth & superstition that hardens hearts & enslaves minds." The chairperson of FFRF's local chapter, Tom Waddell, pointed out that the nativity scene is "but one perspective on the season," but some local residents will apparently turn to crime before allowing a nonreligious perspective to be promoted on public land.

This is the third FFRF banner that has been stolen this year.

In response to the thefts, FFRF has begun a "Resurrection" pledge drive to help replace stolen or vandalized signs or banners. The pledge kicks in only when there is need for a replacement. You can contribute directly by clicking here. FFRF already has received more than $600 in pledges.

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