“Nothing Fails Like Prayer” banner news recap
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.