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You can read a lot into the logo

August 12, 2012
The Herald-Star

To the editor:

I can't believe that the Freedom from Religion Foundation is all worked up over what the logo represents.

First, the newspaper said it was never officially adopted. Good, then I don't officially adopt it. Ignore them as long as possible and make them spend as much money as possible with court delays after their reps arrive here. Just say it's a nice picture that a lot of people like. Then say it's not against the law to show the outline of a building which has no religious marks. Then say the cross is not a cross - it's a pole holding up an X which represents Steubenville as the old crossroad to the west.

You can read into it whatever you wish. For example, an Egyptian could say the "A"-shaped bridge is desecrating the pyramids where their ancestors are buried, the fort represents oppression of the Indians and the soldier represents the win of the North over the South. Tell them if they don't like it, don't look at it.

And if we do eliminate the cross, just put four windows in the building, not connected, but in the shape of a cross and let them start all over with their interpretation of it.

And, where are our cowardly congressmen and senators who open all their sessions with a prayer but won't stand up and pass laws to protect our religious beliefs? Doesn't the Constitution grant freedom "of" religion, not freedom "from religion?

Now it's time for the big hammer - sue the foundation for trying to impose its religious beliefs on everyone else. Isn't atheism a form of cult or religious belief? Religion doesn't necessarily mean God. There are people who worship cows and hills.

Finally, a great thanks to attorney James Bordas Jr. for his very honorable and generous offer to defend the city against these radicals.

Earl McLeish


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