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Religious displays taken down from Hawaii office (August 2023)

FFRF was notified by a concerned community member that a clerk at the O’ahu Family Court Service Center in Hawaii prominently displayed countless Christian decorations, including multiple Latin crosses, figures of Christian saints, bible verses, prayers, and a rosary, in a public-facing workstation. The religious decorations and messages were unavoidable to any member of the public who would interact with the clerk and seek services from the center.

“We urge the O’ahu Family Court Service Center to recognize its obligation to provide the people it serves with an environment free from religious messaging by removing these exclusionary displays,” FFRF Staff Attorney Chris Line wrote to Deputy Administrator Dwight Sakai.

FFRF has since been notified that the cubicle in question is no longer employee facing, and all the decorations have been removed.