Giant Wall of Christian Crosses in Texas County Clerk’s Office Comes Down

I posted yesterday about how, in Texas, Gregg County Clerk Connie Wade refused to issue marriage licenses to gay couples because she was waiting for direction from the Attorney General.

But I didn’t believe her because she didn’t hide her personal faith-based opposition to marriage and there was a giant wall of crosses in her office:

Crosses

Two important updates to this story.

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Alabama Mayor Takes Down Christian Flag Outside City Hall, Then Blames FFRF for Picking On His Small Town

For some reason, a Christian flag has been hanging outside the Glencoe (Alabama) City Hall for approximately two decades — it was put up by now-deceased Police Chief B.J. Alexander:

Months ago, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent an attorney for the city a letter warning him about the obvious problem:

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Rep. Mark Pocan Honors Late FFRF Co-Founder for Congressional Record

Earlier today, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) stood on the House floor and honored Freedom From Religion Foundation principal founder Anne Nicol Gaylor — who died last month — for the Congressional Record.

According to FFRF, this is what he said:

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City’s Partnership with Church for Summer Camp Event Ends After Outside Scrutiny

The city of Casselberry, Florida offers local families a summer camp for children. It sounds like a good time. They even have “Friday Fun Days,” where they go off-site on a field trip.

But one of those Fridays was going to be spent in partnership with a local church, and that’s where a line was crossed.



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A New Board of Trustees Could Put an End to Eruvs in Westhampton Beach

Under Jewish law, on the Sabbath (Friday night to Saturday night), you’re not supposed to carry any of your possessions between private domains (like your home) and public domains (like outside your home). But what if you want to take your baby to synagogue? What if you want to carry your keys from inside your home to outside where your car is parked? You can’t do it. Jewish law forbids it.

But Orthodox Jews figured out a loophole. All they have to do is turn a “public” domain into a “private” one and problem solved! They accomplish this by creating an eruv (AY-roov).



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