Texas town to pay $22,000 to atheist group over cross decals

Texas town to pay $22,000 to atheist group over cross decals June 7, 2016

Last week I wrote about a town in Texas that was removing religious decals from their police vehicles after the Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a lawsuit asking the Sheriff Department to remove the Christian cross decal.

Well, the decision to use religious decals on the car is coming back to bite Brewster County Sheriff Ronny Dodson in the ass.

As being reported by the Friendly Atheist:

Not only will there be a ban on crosses on the department’s vehicles (with the current stickers being removed), Brewster County will be on the hook to pay FFRF $21,970 in legal fees in addition to $400 for court costs. The two atheist plaintiffs, Kevin Price and Jesse Castillo, will receive $1 each (which is just fine since this was never about the money).

That’s a $22,000 price tag for the Sheriff who decided the first amendment didn’t apply to his department.

Again, I want to thank and congradulate the Freedom From Religion Foundation on a great victory for religious freedom.

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