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News vids, lawsuit: Atheists of Florida vs Lakeland City prayer ritual

Started Jul 13, 2010 0 Replies

Atheists of Florida filed a lawsuit on Monday (7/12) against the City of Lakeland to remove the prayer ritual (invocation) from its public city commission meetings. Below are video news clips by…Continue

New FOX vid distorts reality: uses FL atheist billboard for NCSecular's

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Kieffer Jul 6, 2010. 2 Replies

A new FOX News news video surprisingly (maybe not) misuses our currently displaying Atheists of Florida "ONE NATION INDIVISIBLE" billboards in a news piece about a North Carolina  businessman's…Continue

Atheists' patriotic billboards: "a disgrace"

Started this discussion. Last reply by AgeOfAtheists14 Jun 24, 2010. 2 Replies

 "An Atheists of Florida billboard stands along U.S. 98, across from VFW Post 8002. Vietnam veteran David Kissell thinks it's a disgrace to our country.'Our nation was formed under God and its…Continue

Police called during city hall prayer protest by Atheists of Florida

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adam Sweet Apr 8, 2010. 7 Replies

Members from our group, Atheists of Florida, have this year taken on two city governments in the Tampa area (Tampa City Council; Lakeland City Commission) over our concern of government sponsored…Continue

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News vids, lawsuit: Atheists of Florida vs Lakeland City prayer ritual

Atheists of Florida filed a lawsuit on Monday (7/12) against the City of Lakeland to remove the prayer ritual (invocation) from its public city commission meetings. Below are video news clips by Tampa, FL, TV stations of Tuesday’s (7/13) AoF press conference in Lakeland.. Representing AofF in the videos are plaintiff, EllenBeth Wachs, Esq., director of our Lakeland chapter, and our AofF attorney, Eric Husby, Esq.   Baynews 9:  …See More
Jul 13, 2010
John Kieffer replied to Objection's discussion Do you tend to use "God" or "god" online?
"The notion of the word "God" is, according to the theist's own definition, really a "mind-monitoring invisible alien" ... as in my stamp: ."
Jul 7, 2010
John Kieffer replied to John Kieffer's discussion New FOX vid distorts reality: uses FL atheist billboard for NCSecular's
"I guess the real news is that it was that the billboards shown by FOX in place of the NC ones were designed completely independently from the NC design by one of our organization's members, EllenBeth Wachs, director of the Lakeland chapter of…"
Jul 6, 2010
Richard Healy replied to John Kieffer's discussion New FOX vid distorts reality: uses FL atheist billboard for NCSecular's
"Faux News Distorts reality. And this is surprising how? Also scary restaurant guys wants a theocracy, although I did smile at the hosts not so subtle attempts to goad him into speaking his mind."
Jul 6, 2010
John Kieffer posted a discussion

New FOX vid misuses AofF's "ONE NATION INDIVISIBLE" billboard

A new FOX News news video surprisingly (maybe not) misuses our currently displaying Atheists of Florida "ONE NATION INDIVISIBLE" billboards in a news piece about a North Carolina  businessman's response to the North Carolina secular coalition's (NCSecular.org) billboard, which is similarly phrased/designed.  http://video.foxnews.com/v/4267035/billboard-battle-over-pledge Apparently FOX wanted to use ours (instead of…See More
Jul 5, 2010
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to John Kieffer's discussion Atheists' patriotic billboards: "a disgrace"
"Man how cool! In Florida too?! I saw the NC ones but did not know about the FL. Thanks for the link! So many have the post-WWII mentality in the year 2010? Sounds like scape-goats r' us. How ironic that a person would not fight to reinstate the…"
Jun 24, 2010
Little Name Atheist replied to John Kieffer's discussion Atheists' patriotic billboards: "a disgrace"
"We don't use BB Code here, we use regular HTML. I'm going to take the liberty to move this to a more appropriate forum category, as this doesn't sound like an introduction. Feel free to move it to something better if the one I move…"
Jun 24, 2010
John Kieffer posted a discussion

Atheists' patriotic billboards: "a disgrace"

 "An Atheists of Florida billboard stands along U.S. 98, across from VFW Post 8002. Vietnam veteran David Kissell thinks it's a disgrace to our country.'Our nation was formed under God and its principles and it's a shame we allow this to happen in our neighborhoods,' Kissell told FOX 13." EllenBeth Wachs (Lakeland director, Atheists of Florida) and I (John Kieffer) are interviewed in this local Fox news video and article ... …See More
Jun 24, 2010
Jezzy replied to John Kieffer's discussion Our atheist billboard in Lakeland, Florida
"Frankly I was happy enough when they put up an 'Escape from Polygamy' board! But later I think we had an Atheist-associated billboard! It's a great relief."
Apr 13, 2010
Jennifer Nicole replied to John Kieffer's discussion Our atheist billboard in Lakeland, Florida
"God gave us slavery, segregation, second class status to women, etc. Yes, please, can we go back to a time when I was not allowed to vote or be friends with anyone not like me? Wait... I couldn't have existed legally in those times, I'm…"
Apr 13, 2010
Adam Sweet replied to John Kieffer's discussion Police called during city hall prayer protest by Atheists of Florida
"Another suggestion is to give Alan Grayson a call. He's pretty with it and will probably support your cause."
Apr 8, 2010
AgeOfAtheists14 replied to John Kieffer's discussion Police called during city hall prayer protest by Atheists of Florida
"funny, another microshaft silverlight request...@ the vid link here's another connection to the disconnection(s): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaAzdB_P690 From youtube comments "you do realize that christmas is the catholic…"
Apr 8, 2010
Little Name Atheist replied to John Kieffer's discussion Police called during city hall prayer protest by Atheists of Florida
"I love how this is being characterized as outside agitation when two atheists from Lakeland were right there in the picture. Do please keep us posted!"
Apr 7, 2010
Garrick McElroy replied to John Kieffer's discussion Police called during city hall prayer protest by Atheists of Florida
"That's ridiculous. I'd be just as outraged if I were you. Take 'em down!"
Apr 7, 2010
John Kieffer posted a discussion

Police called during city hall prayer protest by Atheists of Florida

Members from our group, Atheists of Florida, have this year taken on two city governments in the Tampa area (Tampa City Council; Lakeland City Commission) over our concern of government sponsored prayer during public business meetings.  This we have done following all rules and protocols during the "public comments" portion of their respective meetings' agendas. On Monday, April 5, 2010, we, myself and four others, attempted to do just such a presentation to the Lakeland City…See More
Apr 7, 2010

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Atheists of Florida "blast" Tampa city council prayer ritual

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 10:48am 1 Comment

Yesterday morning (1/21/10), members of Atheists of Florida, including me, John Kieffer, showed up at the Tampa City Council to request ending the council’s practice of prayer rituals (aka “invocation”), which are officially included a the start of their public business meetings. Each of the seven of us spoke the allotted 3 minutes each (for a total of 21 minutes) about how stupid, intolerant, unfair and unconstitutional this government religious ritual is.



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