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Posted on Jun 6, 2013 in 2013 FFRF Banner, local, me in the media, my appearances, NEPA Freethought Society | 3 comments

“Nothing Fails Like Prayer” banner news recap

NEPA Freethought Society members pose under "Nothing Fails Like Prayer" banner

NEPA Freethought Society members pose under “Nothing Fails Like Prayer” banner

Today — after its scheduled one week of display — a Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) banner reading “Nothing Fails Like Prayer” was removed from Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

The banner was placed as a response to a National Day of Prayer banner overlooking Public Square and a corresponding prayer event in the same location. I delivered the “Nothing Fails Like Prayer” banner to City Hall and was afforded with one week of display which was accompanied with interviews, press coverage, a strange statement delivered by Mayor of Wilkes-Barre Thomas Leighton, and more. Following is a recap of events.

May 24 – “Nothing Fails Like Prayer” banner was displayed on Public Square. I reported, detailed reasons why I contacted the FFRF and delivered the banner to City Hall, and reflected on vandalism of the 2012 FFRF holiday freethought banner on Public Square.