Atheist grandparents demand that a Noah’s Ark display be removed from park

Gotta save the world from those evil Christians! This is ridiculous. I’ll bet that if that had been a statue of Baphomet with devil worshipers in tow, there would have been nary a peep from these people. Or better yet, a mosque – because you know… those calls to prayer all day long ringing out like they do in Manhattan are catchy. Thank goodness the City of Newark wouldn’t bow to a wonton display of goodness and kindness – and an inanimate object at that. Delaware has been saved from roving bands of do-gooder Christans!

From BizPac Review:

When most people think of lurking dangers in public parks they imagine drug dealers, sexual predators or muggers. For one pair of Delaware grandparents, the biggest fear is Christianity.

The city of Newark bowed to pressure from Americans United for Separation of Church and State’s demands for the removal of a Noah’s Ark display in Norma B. Handloff Park that included verses from the Book of Genesis.

The organization sent a letter of complaint to city officials on behalf of local grandparents who contacted one of it’s subchapters, Delaware Valley Americans United, to complain about the display.

The atheists argued that the display violated the constitutional separation of church and state.

“Nobody should have to choose between not going to a public playground or having their children exposed to religious messages,” said Alex Luchenitser, associate legal director for Americans United.

Delaware Valley Americans United heralded the news of the city’s compliance by posting to its Facebook page that it had achieved a “victory in keeping government from promoting religion!”

Chuck Dyke, identified as one of the grandparents, spoke to the Newark Post following the removal.

“The main thing that baffled me is that Newark is fairly progressive. To have a city park put something like that up seems so out of character,” he told the news outlet. “How it happened is beyond me.”

The city is now considering donating the display to a religious organization, according to the Post.

“It was pretty obvious Christian messaging,” city spokesman Ricky Nietubicz told the Newark Post. “We had no problem removing it.”

I’ll bet Newark is very Progressive in their godlessness. Wouldn’t want to expose Junior to a sky God or any of that nonsense. Better to be an atheist that believes in nothing but living in the now and that we are little more than meat sacks. They have a right to their beliefs, I just feel sorry for the child and the lack of love and hope in that family. Newark seems to have no problem with atheists, just Christians. No need to thank God and whatever floats your boat – just not your ark.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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