FFRF secures removal of religious advertisement from public property (June 13, 2014)

An advertisement for Vacation Bible School in front of the Caraway Public Library in Caraway, Ark., has been removed. The sign, an electronic, scrolling text marquee, promoted a bible program for children at a local church.

FFRF Staff Attorney Patrick Elliot wrote to Mayor Barry Riley on June 13, noting that the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment mandates government “neutrality between religion and religion, and religion and nonreligion.”

Elliott suggested, “The best policy would be for the city to disallow such advertising.”

Mayor Riley responded on the same day that, “The message on the sign has been removed.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation