UPDATED: City of Cochran will cease display of flag. Click here for more information.
Georgia officials must refrain from displaying the Christian flag at city and county buildings, Americans United for Separation of Church and State says.
In letters sent today to officials in both the city of Cochran and Bleckley County, Americans United explains that flying the Christian flag on public property violates the First Amendment.
“When government buildings fly a Christian flag, especially with the intention of promoting Bible reading, it sends a crystal clear message that one religion is favored above all others,” said The Rev. Barry W. Lynn, Executive Director of Americans United. “This is among the most blatant violations of the Constitution that I have seen.”