Banners and Signs


FFRFMCC members stand behind Arlington Heights banner 12/22/12

With the help of the national office of FFRF, the Metropolitan Chicago Chapter placed a 7′ Winter Solstice banner in North School Park in Arlington Heights on December 19, 2012. The park, for many years, has traditionally been the location for a beautiful and completely secular holiday display inclusive of all people to enjoy. However, this year the Illinois Nativity Scene Commission, with legal assistance from the Thomas More Society, had pressured the Park District to allow them to place a creche in the display in order for them to exercise their “right to free expression.” Once the permit was approved to erect the creche, thereby turning an area of the park into a public forum, FFRF immediately contacted Park District administration to apply for a permit to place their banner next to the nativity. That permit was approved on 12/19/12, with the banner going up the same day. The banner is located in the northwest corner of the park, which is at the intersection of Evergreen and Arlington Heights Road.The banner reads: “At this Season of the Winter Solstice, LET REASON PREVAIL. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth & superstition that hardens hearts & enslaves minds.”

FFRFMCC members stand behind Niles sign 12/9/12

President Tom Cara was successful in placing the FFRFMCC Happy Winter Solstice sign beside a nativity scene on the Village of Niles property in December 2012.