A prominent professing atheist organization is seeking the removal of a Christian flag from a county courthouse in Georgia out of its assertion that its presence is unconstitutional. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) sent a letter on July 6 to the clerk of courts at the Bryant County Courthouse to demand that the flag be ejected from the courtroom.

The flag—a white and blue flag with a red cross first created in 1897 to honor the Christian faith—sits in the corner by the judge’s bench. “It has been said that the white in the flag represents the biblical conceptions of purity, the blue in the flag represents the baptism in water, and the red color of the cross is symbolic of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made when He was crucified,”. CONTINUE