In the race for U.S. Congress from Florida’s 1st District, the primaries don’t take place until late August, but there’s already a war of words between two of the contenders over a Christian cross on public property.
Actually, I take that back. It’s more like the most prominent Republican in the field wants everyone to know that one of his possible Democratic opponents is an atheist.
The cross in question has been up in Pensacola’s Bayview Park for the past 50 years. The American Humanist Association and Freedom From Religion Foundation recently filed a joint lawsuit to have it removed.
One of the atheist plaintiffs in that suit is Amanda Kondrat’yev, one of two Democrats running for that seat in Congress.