OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Christmas tree can stay, but no more Nativity scene.>>
OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Christmas tree can stay, but no more Nativity scene. That's the word from Olympia, where protests erupted last winter over competing private holiday displays. The furor focused on an atheist placard, which said that religion was "myth and superstition." It was stolen and recovered and hundreds came to a protest rally. The atheists were responding to a private Nativity scene set up next to a long-standing Christmas tree. The so-called 'Holiday Tree' will stay.>>
MOSCOW, Idaho. - In a press release issued Wednesday, the American Humanist Association said the organization may have to pay to replace an atheist billboard in Moscow after it was vandalized.
According the to American Humanist Association, the billboard, the third displayed by the organization in Moscow, reads "Millions are good without God." The vandal(s) used what appears to be spray paint to black out the word 'without.'
"I knew there would be some disagreement with the billboard's slogan, but I do wish that those who objected would have opened a dialogue with us rather than trying to stifle our message and damaging property," said Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association. "A phone call would have been much nicer."
The company that AHA contracted with to display the billboard, Lamar Outdoor, said they will assess whether or not the billboard can be cleaned. If not, the American Humanist Association will pay to have the billboard replaced.
This is the first American Humanist Association advertisement that has been defaced to the organization's knowledge, according to the organization's communications and policy manager.
"We have had a few complaints about our advertisements, but most have been respectful of our right to speak our minds," said Speckhardt.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 9:56 PM EST2013-12-05 02:56:28 GMT
A huge plume of smoke and steam rose above a barn in northeast Spokane Wednesday morning.>>
A huge plume of smoke and steam rose above a barn in northeast Spokane Wednesday morning as a fire ripped through it, destroying Spokane business Bullseye Amusements' arcade games and carnival memorabilia.>>
Thursday, December 5 2013 12:27 PM EST2013-12-05 17:27:41 GMT
UPDATE:SPOKANE, Wash. - The missing Spokane mother and son have been found and are safe according to Officer Teresa Fuller. The mother and son had not been seen since 10AM Wednesday morning. We will update this story as soon as we get more information.>>
UPDATE:SPOKANE, Wash. - The missing Spokane mother and son have been found and are safe according to Officer Teresa Fuller. The mother and son had not been seen since 10AM Wednesday morning. We will update this story as soon as we get more information. >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 11:03 PM EST2013-12-05 04:03:37 GMT
Passwords for some of the most popular internet sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Google have been stolen and apparently leaked on the internet. >>
Passwords for some of the most popular internet sites, including Facebook, Twitter and Google have been stolen and apparently leaked on the internet. SpiderLabs says it uncovered the passwords during its latest internet sweep for the "Pony Botnet Controller," a malware-spreading set of programs. What this basically means is that the passwords were not leaked by Facebook or the other companies, but from thousands of computers infected with the malware.>>