Freedom from Religion Foundation issues statement, Camden Co. Commission to hear public comments Tuesday

Published: Jan. 3, 2019 at 2:29 PM CST
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The Wisconsin based Freedom from Religion Foundation has provided KY3/KSPR with a statement after a request for one was made Wednesday afternoon in regards to their complaint with two depictions of religious imagery in the Camden County Courthouse.

The statement reads,

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is pleased to hear that Camden County has taken one step toward constitutional compliance by removing the bible quote poster from the wall near the absentee ballot box and moving it to a private office. The people of Camden County should not be subjected to religious promotion by their County government, especially while exercising an important civil right like voting. We are glad to hear that County listened to the law and sound policy advice with regard to this matter. As for the 9/11 cross painting, FFRF’s position remains unchanged: this is not the real “9/11 cross” that once stood at Ground Zero, and therefore any court case regarding that specific artifact is inapplicable here. As things stand, all that we have here is a Latin cross hung on the wall of a County Clerk’s office by the County government—nothing more. For as long as the cross painting remains in place, Camden County remains in violation of the Establishment Clause."

The Camden County Commission says they will bring up the topic during a meeting at 10:00 a.m Tuesday, and is encouraging the public to attend.