Cochran (Georgia) City Council Will Remove Christian Flag Above City Hall

A few weeks ago I wrote about how the city council members in Cochran, Georgia were going to fly a Christian flag in front of City Hall and the local courthouse against the advice of their attorney.

Even worse, the City Hall flag was going up to promote a “Bible-reading marathon sponsored by the International Bible Reading Association.”

Americans United for Separation of Church and State was quick to send letters to both the council members and county attorney warning them of the legal consequences if they kept this up:

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Former Scientologists File Lawsuit Against the Church to Get Their Money Back

John and Mary Lou Dettmer were Scientologists until they left for reasons unknown. Now, the couple is suing the Illinois branch of the Church of Scientology in the hopes of recovering $78,000 of the $300,000 they donated over the years:



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What I Learned from Fighting Back Against Public School Bible Distributions

This is a guest post written by Andrew Seidel. He is a staff attorney at the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

When bibles were distributed in Orange County Public Schools in January of 2013, I wrote a letter to the school district on behalf of FFRF asking them to “halt all distributions” (See Exhibit D). Earlier this year the district finally banned all such distributions, but only after we sued.

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Judge Finally Rules That Rowan County (NC) Board of Commissioners Must Stop Christian Prayers at Meetings

Years before the Supreme Court decided Greece v. Galloway, the Rowan County Board of Commissioners in North Carolina was praying to Jesus at virtually every meeting.

The ACLU of North Carolina warned the Commissioners about the problem in 2012, only to have their letter ignored. So they filed a lawsuit to stop the Christian prayers in March of 2013:

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Woman Who Vandalized Satanic Display in Florida Capitol Now Trying to Capitalize on Her Crime

Late last year, we learned that The Satanic Temple’s display in the Florida State Capitol Building had been vandalized.

It turned out that the vandal was Susan Hemeryck, a 54-year-old Tea Party activist who wore a shirt with the phrase “Catholic Warrior” on it.

At the time, she said this about her crime:

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