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Set up FFRF display to counter nativity scene in Brookville, IN

FFRF sued Franklin County earlier this year over the annual erection of a nativity scene on the courthouse lawn in Brookville. The County has decided to settle most of the outstanding issues in the suit by adopting a new policy that allows anyone to erect a display there. The Tri-State Freethinkers have been asked to put up and take down the display. 

The Satanic Temple was also included in the lawsuit and has requested us to put up their display as well. They will most likely not be ready on this day. 

More details to follow as the date gets closer.

We will need tools and people with some skill to help with the setup and tear down and a crowd of people to celebrate once they are up!

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  • Greg S.

    I was just contacted by a reporter from Connersville who told me that the Winter Solstice sign was stolen sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

    December 7, 2015

    • Jim G H.

      Thank you for letting me know. Ill contact FFRF

      December 7, 2015

    • Mandy J.

      That stinks!

      December 7, 2015

  • Alyssa

    Good article about the misconception about our country being founded on Christian beliefs. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-schweitzer/founding-fathers-we-are-n_b_6761840.html To the lady on the Local 12 interview: Get with the program

    1 · December 1, 2015

  • Jim G H.

    I just did an interview for channel 9 which will be the lead story at 6pm. I'll just have a sound bite

    5 · November 30, 2015

  • Greg S.

    Our local radio station in Dearborn County, IN also posted an article about our display: http://eaglecountryonline.com/local-article/198676/

    3 · November 30, 2015

  • Jim G H.

    I'm also in the lobby of fox 19 waiting for another interview

    2 · November 30, 2015

  • Sam W.

    Local 12 covered the display after we left of course. They only interviewed local Christians. http://local12.com/news/local/nativity-controversy-after-compromise-now-allows-more-displays-in-brookeville

    2 · November 30, 2015

    • Tony A.

      News 5 covered it as well.

      1 · November 30, 2015

    • Chris P.

      Huh news to me, I didn't know this country was about Jesus and we should get with the program, I thought this country was about liberty and justice for all

      2 · November 30, 2015

  • Greg S.

    A big Thank You to the Tri-State Freethinkers for your help and support setting up the FFRF display at the now absolutely hideous looking Franklin County courthouse lawn. It was a pleasure to meet you . . . and I've joined your group! Greg Stuart, FFRF Lifetime Member

    7 · November 29, 2015

    • Leigh Anne M.

      We loved meeting you and would love to see you again, soon!

      1 · November 29, 2015

    • Mandy J.

      It was so nice to meet you! See you Wednesday!

      1 · November 29, 2015

  • Alyssa

    Sorry I didn't make it guys. My check engine light came on, on the way there. Figured I shouldn't continue the drive. Luckily I wasn't taking anyone! Hope it went well and id love to see pics. See you at the next event

    2 · November 29, 2015

    • Leigh Anne M.

      It went very well, but it was a bit cold! Good luck with the car. See ya soon!

      1 · November 29, 2015

  • Chris P.

    What is the address we are going to? It keeps coming up in Ohio not Indiana when I search the address listed?

    November 29, 2015

    • Chris P.

      Where is the best place to park?

      November 29, 2015

    • Torey L.

      On the street

      1 · November 29, 2015

  • Tony A.

    I have a request from the gentleman charged with setting up the displays for some rebar. 2 to 4 peices. I don't have the ability to transport it. Post if you can help, otherwise we will work it out on site. See you there!

    November 29, 2015

    • Chris P.

      How long? I could transport it if someone else has it, or gets it.

      November 29, 2015

  • Nancy G I

    Afraid we will have to cancel. John woke up sick and with a fever. Wouldn't want to spread "the joy"... you all have fun

    1 · November 29, 2015

  • Dan D.

    2 · November 29, 2015

    • Dan D.

      From the fact sheet: "Is the scene or symbol located inside or at the entrance of a core government building, such as a city hall or courthouse? The Supreme Court has ruled that the government may not display nativity scenes at the entrance to core government buildings (see legal summary), even if a Christmas tree and menorah are nearby."

      November 29, 2015

  • Alyssa

    Hey everyone. This will be my 2nd event, trying to get more involved. I can carpool if anyone needs a ride. I live in Clifton but have to stop in Hyde Park before going so I can meet in either place, or near by. I can fit 3 comfortably, 4 if you want to squeeze! And what kind of tools are needed? Might have some

    November 27, 2015

    • Elle M.

      Ok, so I'm riding with Susanne- that's closer to my neck of the woods. See ya there:)

      November 28, 2015

    • Jim G H.

      Alyssa did you get a ride? My car is full but I can try and help you find one.

      November 28, 2015

  • Elle M.

    I have a hammer and a tape measure but that's it for tools. Skilled?-no. Afraid to work?-no. Work hard?-yes. Celebrate?-yes! And the last time I went to Indiana with a map I got lost. Can I carpool with someone???

    3 · November 18, 2015

    • Elle M.

      Any carpooling details for all of us yet? Keep us posted, eh? And Happy Turkey Day.

      November 25, 2015

    • Elle M.

      I got a ride, Jim, with Susanne:)

      November 28, 2015

  • Dan D.

    Anyone interested in a carpool from the northern part of town.... Forest Park or Fairfield. I have room for 2-3 in my car.

    November 27, 2015

    • Dan D.

      For example, we could park in the Bass Pro/Kohls parking lot at the old Forest Fair mall. Easy access to I-275.

      November 27, 2015

    • Elle M.

      I'm riding with Susanne:)

      November 28, 2015

  • Sam W.

    Anyone up for carpooling? It's a bit of a haul for 13 separate cars to make.

    5 · November 20, 2015

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can drive, I live near Newport and could fit 3. Is anyone close that would like a ride?

    November 27, 2015

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yep, I did see that and was also going to reply directly to that but got distracted for a few :) I'm probably 10 minutes from you so want to meet at my place? I can PM you the address.

      November 27, 2015

    • Elle M.

      Perfect, got it, thanks:)

      November 27, 2015

  • Dan D.

    Be sure your GPS is taking you to Brookville, Indiana and not Brookville, Ohio..... my mapping program was confused at first. The map connected to this Meetup seems correct.

    November 27, 2015

  • Tony A.

    I will bring tools. Do I need to generate Press for this? I can set up full media blitz or a few print reporters.

    1 · November 12, 2015

    • Jim G H.

      Yes but the time could change so I would wait till the week of before a press release is sent out

      1 · November 12, 2015

    • Jim G H.

      We are confirmed for FFRF display

      1 · November 18, 2015

  • Chris P.

    I'm planning on recording some videos while there

    2 · November 12, 2015

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