If you ask folks who haven’t had their brains turned to mush by either public schooling or ProgLibDem brainwashing what the term ‘Holocaust’ means, you’re likely to hear something about the slaughter of six million Jews by the Nazis during World War 2. As Daniel Libeskind, the man who designed a proposed Holocaust memorial for the Ohio statehouse lawn, put it, ‘One cannot separate the Holocaust from the star’.
Not according to the virulently anti-religious vipers at the Freedom From Religion Foundation; they wrote one of their typical threatening letters to the chair of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board of Ohio, warning them that putting the Star of David on the monument would be a violation of the imaginary ‘separation of church and state’ which is (not) found in the Constitution.
The co-presidents of the Madison (WI)-based snake-pit, Don Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, not only trot out the old separation meme; they go one better:And even if they are, Mr. Libeskind included ‘special wording etched in bronze and stone, respresents (sic) all victims of the World War II Holocaust as well as the Ohioans who participated in the liberation of the Nazi death camps’.
Barker and Gaylor said the memorial, at least syimbolically, (sic) excludes 5 million non-Jews killed in the Holocaust, including Roma Gypsies, homosexuals, the disabled, and others.That extra 5-million figure is debatable, as Ralph Zuljan proposes:
In reviewing a variety of sources, it is clear that the proponents of the "five million other" victims of the Holocaust are unsure of where to derive the bulk of the numbers. Different sources propose different groups for inclusion. Nationalist sources sometimes count all or all civilian casualties begging obvious questions. However, fairly wide agreement exists on the inclusion of Gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, gays, clergy and the disabled. There is also a sound basis for the inclusion of Soviet Commissars and Polish intelligentsia. In total, these groups probably account for less than 1 million killed. (emphasis mine)
Once again, we see the FFRF engaging in their usual misrepresentation and outright lies in order to eliminate any religious symbols in public. It’s my prayer that Ohio – and everyone else who ends up on the FFRF’s hit list – stands up to these anti-religious zealots.
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