Margaret Downey, President and founder of the Freethought Society, is interviewed on the Fox and Friends morning show by Gretchen Carlson and Brian Kilmeade about the controversy in West Chester. The local commissioners have removed the people’s displays and are making one of their own.
All sorts of groups have protested this, from the Chamber of Commerce, the Jewish community, and the Freethinkers. Only a former commissioner and fundmentalist Christian is in favor – because he thinks that his creche will be allowed while banning all other beliefs. ALL content is copyright Fox News.
Fox’s video is here, embedded copy from Youtube below.
The mission of FSGP’s 2009 Winter Holiday Display, “The Tree of Knowledge,” is to inform the community about the many freethought books available through the library system and through retail and wholesale distributors. FSGP is promoting education and, in doing so, hopes to encourage a better understanding of the freethought philosophy. FSGP is also participatig in the holiday display to celebrate the winter season and to ensure a year-round cooperative relationship between theist and nontheist communities.
Thanks to Gregory Walsh for compiling this video footage and crafting into an artful mini-documentary about the Tree of Knowledge. This video can also be found on YouTube.
The 2007 Tree of Knowledge
We wholeheartedly appreciate your endeavor to plant the Knowledge tree in the Chester County Court Yard. Surely it is a great slam on Bible’s commandment not to have knowledge and the concept that Adam and Eve became sinners condemned for acquiring knowledge by eating the fobidden knowledge fruit. So many congratulations to you for your grand success. Surely I would enjoy the event with all of you there if I would be in the US.