Wisconsin Atheist Get Alabama Police To Remove Christian Flag

Bill Hitchcock July 9, 2015 3
Wisconsin Atheist Get Alabama Police To Remove Christian Flag

A Wisconsin atheist organization has forced an Alabama police department to take down a Christian flag that has been flying in front of their building for some 20 years. The atheist group also demanded that the Christian flag could not be flown at any city or municipal buildings.

Christian Flag No Longer Flying Outside Alabama Police Department Following Atheist Complaint

By Heather Clark/Christian News Network

A Christian flag has been removed from its position outside of an Alabama police department after a prominent atheist activist organization sent a letter to the city, demanding that it come down.

Glencoe officials have confirmed that the Christian flag—a white and blue flag with a red cross first created in 1897 to honor the Christian faith—that has flown outside of the city police department for 20 years has been removed. The flag was one of three outside of the building, including that Alabama and American flag.

Mayor Charles Gilchrist told local television station WBRC that the flag was removed just weeks after the city received a letter from the Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF). The group stated that it had received a complaint about the presence of the flag and asserted that it was an unlawful endorsement of Christianity.

Read the complete story about the atheist organization forcing the Christian Flag to be taken down at the Christian News Network.

Bill Hitchcock

Refining Truth



  1. Kate May 16, 2016 at 6:00 PM - Reply

    Good – the government, especially the police, isn’t supposed to have a religion.  It’s supposed to be obvious that it will treat everyone fairly, no matter what religion or lack of religion and not favor one religion or kind of religion.  Flying a Christian flag would make them look very bad.I’m glad to see that this police department decided that adhering to our constitution was more important than preserving a poorly thought out tradition.

  2. Brook September 30, 2016 at 7:41 AM - Reply

    First, if you are going to make an argument, please try to use proper English. “Isn’t supposed to” is incorrect. However, that is the least of the issues here. How does a flag create an environment in which everyone is not treated fairly? I guess if I choose to fly a Christian flag at my home it means I will be unfair to those who are not Christian? You are making dangerous assumptions here. You are engaging in the kind of judgment that seems to plague this country as a whole; the idea that we can stand for nothing lest we offend someone else. Finally, I would point out that the Supreme Court has stated that such a display is unconstitutional, not the constitution itself. If you read that document it states that the government shall not interfere with the practice of religion nor make a law restricting the free exercise thereof. It is not a guarantee of freedom from religion or a prohibition of religion in a state setting. Rarely do I disagree with the Court but they went to far. So Kate, rather than hurling nonsense, please check your facts…and perhaps find an English teacher.

  3. Bill Hitchcock
    Bill Hitchcock September 30, 2016 at 11:02 AM - Reply

    Brook-I am not concerned with someone’s grammar or level of education
    when they post here at Refining Truth. I don’t want a person’s ability or
    inability to write properly to be a stumbling block or cause them to shy
    away from posting. Besides, take a look at some of the apostles. Some were uneducated
    and poor in their “letters”.

    “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and
    perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they
    took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).

    Besides, you may want to double check your own grammar. You
    wrote, “Rarely do I disagree with the Court but they went to far.” I believe
    you meant to say, “…too far”.

    God bless you and keep posting!

    Bill Hitchcock

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