Religious symbols removed from treasurer’s office (May 2024)

FFRF has ensured that the King and Queen County Treasurer’s Office in Virginia will no longer display religious symbols for all to see.

A concerned King and Queen County resident reported that a Latin cross was prominently displayed on the front door to the Treasurer’s Office on March 21.

“Easter is neither a federal holiday or a Virginia state holiday. It is unconstitutional for a government entity to observe a Christian holy day, which celebrates Jesus’s resurrection,” FFRF Staff Attorney Chris Line wrote to Treasurer Stephanie Sears.

After receiving FFRF’s letter, Sears took action. “The wreath has been taken down. Thank you for informing me about the appropriate separation of church and state,” she wrote back in an email.

Freedom From Religion Foundation