‘Appeal to Heaven’ flag removed (February 25, 2016)

Shelby County, Ohio, is no longer displaying an Appeal to Heaven flag in a county building after hearing from FFRF.

Members of the Appeal to Heaven movement “honor the Lord by networking elected officials who are believers in Jesus Christ, who regularly attend and display a commitment to an evangelical, Gospel-centered church and who will commit to live and govern based on biblical . . . principles.”

“This mission is clearly sectarian, and displaying the flag is a tacit endorsement of evangelical Christianity,” wrote FFRF Legal Fellow Ryan Jayne in a letter to the county.

On Feb. 25, the Shelby County Commissioners notified FFRF that the flag had been removed.


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