Atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, tried its bully tactics on another small town but this time the town fought back.
The small Wisconsin town of Pittsburg was forced by the group to remove a “God Bless America” sign from the side of its building after the Foundation, on behalf of an unnamed town resident, argued it violated the separation of church and state, the Morning Sun reported.
This is common practice for the atheist bullies but the small town wasn’t about to take this lying down.
A few days after the sign came down some new signs went up… 1,500 of them to be exact.
Jake’s fireworks printed 1,200 yard signs and 300 banners emblazoned with the phrase and gave them out for free to town residents starting at 11:00 a.m. and by 11:45 a.m. all the signs were spoken for, the Sun reported.
“Obviously, we’re among the majority that didn’t agree with the decision to take the sign down ,” the store’s retail sales director Jason Marietta told the Sun.
And, as the Sun observed, they certainly were in the majority.
Cars stretched over two blocks. Drivers were eventually met with rows of American flags and a digital sign saying “God Bless America” as they pulled into the company’s driveway at east industrial park, where Marietta and other employees directed traffic and greeted the drivers.
“Thanks for doing this,” one driver yelled out. Marietta responded, “Thank you for coming.”
The company had a crew work overnight printing signs, he said. Marietta knew the demand would be high after a Facebook post was shared 1,500 times. He just didn’t imagine it would be this big.
“It’s amazing,” Marietta said.
Local legislators Sen. Jake LaTurner, (R-Pittsburg), and Reps. Adam Lusker, (D-Frontenac), and Chuck Smith, (R-Pittsburg), were among those helping distribute signs.
“This is just the right thing to do,” Smith said. “Isn’t it just awesome that the people of Pittsburg feel this way?”
It took roughly 45 minutes for community members to clear out 1,500 signs, but employees continued to take down contact information to distribute additional signs and banners as they are printed.
— CityofPittsburg,KS (@PittsburgKS) January 29, 2016
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