OH Mayor Reluctantly Removes Christian Displays, Saying Atheists “Have a Point”

For decades now, the city of Dover, Ohio had been putting up a Nativity scene on public property to celebrate the Christian holiday. That’s in addition to a Ten Commandments monument in the area. After a local resident informed the Freedom From Religion Foundation about the problems earlier this year, the group sent a letter to Mayor Richard Homrighausen explaining why this was a violation of the First Amendment and urging him to either take down the displays in the future or risk a lawsuit that the city would inevitably lose.

They correctly followed the advice this time around. Both displays were moved from their usual downtown locations to… a few feet over on the grounds of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Read the full article at The Friendly Atheist blog

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