Sewer bills go secular (October 13, 2014)

A Seminole County, Fla., employee in the water and sewer billing department will no longer include a bible verse in her email signature.

Staff Attorney Sam Grover wrote the county attorney Oct. 10 of behalf of FFRF, saying, “The statements of a government employee are attributable to Seminole County. It is inappropriate and unconstitutional for the county or its agents to promote a religious message because it conveys government preference for religion over nonreligion.”

The attorney replied Oct. 13 to say that the bible quote had been removed from the email signature and assuring FFRF that the county “does not, by administrative policy, countenance any dissemination of religious preference in its customer communications and is fully aware of the legal mandate for government neutrality in matters religious and nonreligious.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation