Faculty member removes religious quote on email (July 7, 2021)

A faculty member at Anoka Ramsey Community College in Minnesota has removed a religious quote from an email signature after being informed by FFRF that it is unconstitutional to promote personal religious beliefs in an official capacity.

FFRF Legal Fellow Joseph McDonald wrote to President Kent Hanson, urging him to tell the faculty member to remove the bible verse: “We write to ask that this email signature be changed so as not to create the impression of university endorsement of Christianity over all other religions, or religion over nonreligion.”

Hanson responded, assuring FFRF that the faculty member voluntarily agreed to remove the quote from the email signature.

Freedom From Religion Foundation