Wednesday, May 6, 2015

COCHRAN, Ga. , City Council Reverses Course, Votes to Remove Christian Flag from City Hall

COCHRAN, Ga. — The city council of a municipality in Georgia has decided to reverse its course regarding a Christian flag that it initially approved to fly outside of city hall, and has voted to remove the flag at the end of the week.
The city council in Cochran had voted 5-1 last month to allow the flag to stay—a white and blue flag with a red cross first created in 1897 to honor the Christian faith. The flag was meant to coincide with a Bible reading marathon from May 1-7 sponsored by the International Bible Reading Association, a private organization.
But the flag was taken down for a time by the city manager after the city attorney asserted that it could pose a legal issue.
“The city manager took the flag down because an attorney said we could have a problem,” Councilman Gary Ates told local radio station WMAZ.

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