April 27, 2012
Woonsocket, RI – Liberty Counsel stands ready to defend Woonsocket, Rhode Island, against threats from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), which takes issue with the 91-year-old war memorial located on Woonsocket Fire Department property, simply because it contains a cross.
“Freedom From Religion Foundation is on a crusade to scrub the public square of all religion,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. FFRF currently has ten ongoing lawsuits. “The name says it all, ‘Freedom From Religion.’ They want no free exercise of religion at all. They are chipping away at our Christian heritage – one war memorial, one crèche display, one prayer proclamation at a time. With each intimidating letter, our religious liberty and Christian history are threatened.”
With tight budgets and no resources to fight a lawsuit, cities often give in to FFRF’s demands, allowing the further deterioration of our First Amendment rights. Liberty Counsel has offered the city of Woonsocket pro-bono legal assistance to fight this case.
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