"Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly?"
Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner on the Ten Commandments ruling, June 27, 2005
“I pledge Allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Saviour for whose kingdom it stands, one brotherhood uniting all mankind in service and love.”
The Bible Reading Marathon is kind of a big deal in Cochran, Georgia. Such a big deal that after the City Attorney told them they could not fly the flag over City Hall, it sprung up over the County Courthouse.
“The attorney advised that the flag not be flown at City Hall,” he says, and it was taken down. But then the city council voted 5-1 to put it back up, and it’s been flying on a pole outside the building ever since.
But this probably isn't anything to do with staging a counterattack in the culture wars.
Newbern explained that the flag was raised in anticipation of the local “Bible Reading Marathon,” which is sponsored by the International Bible Reading Association and was first held in Cochran in 2003. The event lasts seven days on the steps of the county courthouse, with the Christian flag flying. According to the Bible Reading Marathon’s Facebook page, the setup at the county courthouse is put together by a member of the county staff…
Who could possibly object to anything as wholesome and innocent as that?