The issue of the place of religion on memorials is going to be a very hot topic in Coos County, so it seems fitting to place this issue on the blog. I will be adding comments and updates to this post, and the emails that I have received from other people. Everyone is welcome to make comments at the bottom of any of the blog posts.....Rob.T.
The Coos Bay City Council meeting this Tuesday at 7p at the CB Library at 525 Anderson Ave, will be discussing the attack by the Freedom from Religion Foundation to remove the cross from the Veteran's Memorial.
Please read the Mayor's letter about this upcoming meeting:
Private solutions are on the table, but we must let these creeps, the FFRF, know we're not putting up with this at all.
Please attend this meeting and let everyone you know so we can have a BIG turnout of support!!!
I am sending this email out to some people that are familiar with this issue as well some who are not. The Mingus Park Vietnam Memorial is being threatened by an out of state group because it has a cross on it. This group exists solely to sue various levels of government over issues that have to do with freedom of religion. They see our memorial as government sponsored religion. Obviously it is not. It is a memorial dedicated to the people who gave their lives, health and youth to fight a war for all of America.
I have set up a website to give concerned citizens a rallying point. It is www.savethemingusmemorial.com.
Please go there and sign the petition.
There will be someone speaking about this issue at the next Coos County Republican Central Committee meeting. The meeting will be 6:00 PM on March 28th at Red Lion Hotel. The body may pass a resolution against this outrage as well.
I am in talks with some veterans about organizing a rally. I will let everyone know more about that once I learn more.
Let's save the memorial.
Chairman Coos County
Republican Central Committee