Atheists in Texas said that Christians holding a prayer vigil ripped up their letter asking for an “amicable solution” to complaints about a cross in a public city park.
In a letter to Port Neches city government last week, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) argued that a Christian cross standing in RiverFront Park violated the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
“The Latin cross is the principal symbol of Christianity around the world, and display of the cross alone could not reasonably be taken to have any secular point,” FFRF attorney Rebecca Markert explained in the letter.
Over the weekend, a Facebook group calling themselves “Port Neches Christians and Advocates for The Cross at Port Neches Park” organized a Sunday prayer vigil in support of the cross.
Although the city’s legal team was reviewing FFRF’s letter, Mayor Glenn Johnson insisted to KFDM that the cross wasn’t going anywhere.
“I want to make it perfectly clear to the citizens of Port Neches specifically that this mayor and this city council will not fold, it will not bend, it will not roll over,” he remarked. “We’re going to fight this all the way. And if it goes to court then it goes to court. And we’ll fight it there as well.”
KBTV reported that a local atheists and agnostics group placed a letter and cookies at the foot of the cross asking for an “amicable solution” to the conflict. Following the prayer vigil, the group said that the letter had been ripped up.
“We stand united to fight for what our beliefs are,” prayer vigil organizer Sheila Ackley explained. “They’re our beliefs, they are our constitutional right to do so. If we don’t stand for it, it’s no more.”
“And it won’t be long and they’re going to take our churches away,” Ackley added. “It’s not going to be long and they’re not going to allow us to have our Bibles. And I was placed on this Earth by God to fight for him, and over my dead body.”
Watch the video report from KDFM.
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A group of Trump supporters were mocked on social media after video of impromptu rally went viral.
Video of the incident, which was said to have occurred in Dallas, was shared on Twitter by user davenewworld_2.
Trump supporters in Dallas sharing 1 brain cell pic.twitter.com/oLNz5arS2a
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) October 29, 2020
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Video of the incident was captured by Twitter user AlliB77, who describes herself as an "unapologetic conservative."
As the video begins, a Biden supporter wearing a face mask can be see charging at a mask-less Trump supporter.
An armed Trump supporter then puts the Biden supporter in a chokehold before tossing him to the ground.
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She continued: "The first time he hits the road, he's like doing the Y.M.C.A. and dancing all over the stage. I'm like, it's not enough you're doing all these rallies and you're up on stage and you're speaking for an hour and a half without a guitar. He loves to say, 'Imagine if I played an instrument.' But he's up there, he's working and then he's dancing off the stage. He's a remarkable human being."