FFRF deletes religious postings from sheriff’s department’s Facebook page (January 2, 2014)

The Douglas County (Ga.) Sheriff K-9 Unit’s Facebook page no longer posts religious messages after the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained.

The page administrator regularly posted bible quotes on Sundays, as well as several other Christian-themed posts. Staff Attorney Andrew Seidel wrote to the sheriff on Nov. 27, 2013, informing him that the posts were an unconstitutional endorsement of Christianity. “It is a fundamental principle of Establishment Clause jurisprudence that the government cannot in any way promote, advance, or otherwise endorse religion,” Seidel wrote.

Since FFRF sent its letter, there have been no further religious posts on the K-9 Unit’s Facebook page.

Freedom From Religion Foundation