FFRF cleanseth Facebook of city manager’s posts (November 21, 2018)

A Florida city manager has ceased posting religious messages on the city’s social media following intervention from FFRF.

A concerned Lynn Haven resident contacted FFRF to say that City Manager Michael White regularly posted proselytizing messages to the city’s official Facebook page. One post ended with:

“I would love to leave you with this message from my Lord and Savior:

1 John 1:7

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

Similar religious messages appeared at the end of numerous posts signed by White.

FFRF Attorney Sam Grover sent a letter to the city, asking that city officials honor its residents’ First Amendment rights and stick to secular messaging on their social media pages.

FFRF received a response from the attorney representing the city and the city has since ceased including religious messages and bible quotes in their Facebook posts.

Freedom From Religion Foundation