Christian Flag Removed From Glencoe Police Department

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

City officials in Glencoe say they've removed a banner described as a Christian flag from its long-time place in front of the city's police department.  Glencoe Mayor Pro Tem Danny Wagnon says that city’s Mayor, Charles Gilchrist said Friday that the flag was removed recently following a threat of legal action from the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation. The mostly white flag with a blue square and red cross in the upper left corner had flown over the police department since the 1990s.  Wagnon says the decision by the city was made to remove the flag after the city council discussed legal issues surrounding its display. Wagnon said city leaders were told that another town had to pay more than $500,000 in a lawsuit over a similar matter. 

 

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