BREAKING NEWS: KELLY TRIES TO REMOVE CAPITOL’S ATHEIST DISPLAY

 

(Sign from the Springfield Illinois “holiday” display)

KELLY TARGETS ILLINOIS CAPITOL’S ATHEIST SIGN

GOP candidate for Comptroller Encounters Resistance from Police at Springfield Capitol

(SPRINGFIELD) –  On Tuesday, GOP candidate for comptroller, William J. Kelly, announced his intention to remove the  atheist display at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield.   “Especially during the Christmas season, we need to stand up for ourselves as Christians and for what we believe in. We cannot allow groups like the ACLU and others continue to mock, disparage, and tear-down religion or religious people,” said Kelly. “This is true hate speech and that is why I plan to personally, physically remove the sign.” The atheism sign is purposely situated near the Nativity scene and in front of the Christmas tree, which the Capitol calls a “holiday tree.”

On Wednesday at 11:00 AM, fifteen police officers were waiting for Kelly at the Springfield Capitol, guarding the atheist display.  As soon as Kelly touched the sign and attempted to remove it, the officers escorted Kelly and filed a report against him before ejecting him from the Capitol building.

Kelly will be issuing a statement  shortly.

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5 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: KELLY TRIES TO REMOVE CAPITOL’S ATHEIST DISPLAY

  1. Um, this guy does not appear to be too bright, yes? As well as not being too clear on the establishment clause? The people of Illinois deserve better than that.

  2. I do believe that Bill was correct. The Illinois Constitution says the following about human dignity: Section 20. “To promote individual dignity, communications that portray criminality, depravity or lack of virtue in, or that incite violence, hatred, abuse or hostility toward, a person or group of persons by reason of or by reference to religious, racial, ethnic, national or regional affiliation are condemned.” There is no other reason that antagonism against Christians to characterize belief in God during Christmas time as superstition, etc. Since the police refused to enforce the Illinois Constitution, on Illinois property, then a citizen like Bill Kelly had to do it. I see this as analogous to a ‘citizens’ arrest’.

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