FFRF unfurls banner in Virginia park next to crèche scene

A Freedom From Religion Foundation banner is proudly fluttering in a Virginia public park as a response to a Christian nativity display.

A FFRF Winter Solstice banner has been placed by a local FFRF member next to the crèche scene in Nelson Park in Manassas, Va. FFRF received a permit from the city for its “Let Reason Prevail” banner to counter the religious exhibit. It will be displayed through Dec. 31.

FFRF’s 7½-by-3-foot banner states: “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 and enslaves minds.”

FFRF wishes that the time will come when it won’t have to put up its banners in this manner.

“It is our hope that one day government spaces will be free from religious — or irreligious — displays,” says FFRF Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor. “But until then, we will do our best to counter these devotional displays and remind passersby of the ‘real reason for the season’ — the Winter Solstice.”

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is dedicated to the separation of state and church, with almost 25,000 members nationwide, including more than 500 in Virginia.


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