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For the record: the following story is satire—pure fiction! But considering how atheists in the past have sued to remove Mother Teresa from postage stamps and crossbeams from Ground Zero, it wouldn't surprise me the least if this was real.
ROCHESTER, NY–The secular advocacy group North American Atheists has filed suit against a telephone pole on the grounds that it "violates the separation of church and state." NAA President David Goldman says, "It looks a Christian cross and it's on government property. Case closed."

When asked why the atheist group decided to sue the pole itself rather than the telephone company or the state, he replied, "Grrrr! It will pay!"

The pole has sparked controversy among area residents. Some see it as a clear violation of the separation of church and state. Others see it as a means to get phone wires to their houses. "It sort of looks like a cross," says Jay Banworth. "And this country was not founded on Christian principles. It's got to go."

"It's just a telephone pole," says Banworth's wife Marge. "I don't think Jay understands that that's where the wires come in."

The NAA rose to national prominence last year when it sued a shrub, for accidentally catching fire on government property. "That was a clear allusion to the burning bush in the Book of Exodus–on government property," says Goldman. "That bush is gone now."

The suit was withdrawn as the bush quickly burned to the ground.
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Chiminix Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I really wouldn't be surprised if some atheist hate group did this.
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Enigma8750 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Am I allowed to say how stupid these people are.  Suing Shrubbery..  I got an Idea.. Someone Sue GW BUSH for the War in Iraq that killed tens of thousands of people. 
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You do realize this is satire.
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
There are a fair number of Churches (and Individuals, I believe) who have rather Large and very Visible Crosses near Interstate Highways... I have been Waiting for a while to see if some butthurt atheists don't Sue to have them removed, as their presence along the Highway could offend someone.
Never Mind that the Crosses are on Private Property.
One of them is constructed with the Steel Tower Parts thatP ower Companies use for High-Lines from the Generator Stations.. It's over 200 Feet Tall!
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OpinionsProfile Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
If they are on private land and don't violate local codes then why would they sue?
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Matter of 'principle' to atheists... they would see it as "Use of the Public Space" because it might be seen by people driving by that don't like it. Can't Reason with 'tards like that, IMO the Satanists make More Sense...
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OpinionsProfile Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Can you give me an instance where they have actually done this?
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Gryphon2001 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
I don't know if this has happened, but it's well within the realm of possibility for some of the more virulently anti-christian atheists...
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DroUltrinnin-61 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Christians don't have to do a thing to prove how stupid these people are, they do it for us!

Amazing how much fear and trepidation these people have for a 'cross' structure and or a burning bush? Do they think they can 'sue' God out of existance? Laughable!
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BlameThe1st Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You do realize this was a satire piece, right?
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