(CP) – The city of Somersworth, New Hampshire, will again allow a national atheist group’s flag to fly above a Ten Commandments monuments displayed in the city’s downtown area. On Wednesday, Somersworth Mayor Dana Hilliard and resident Richard Gagnon raised up a “Freedom From Religion” flag. The flag has a blue backdrop with a large letter “A” in the middle to honor nonbelief.
The flag is erected in the town’s “Citizens Place” traffic island. According to the Wisconsin-based atheist legal group Freedom From Religion Foundation, which donated the flag, the red “A” was adopted by evolutionary biologist and prominent atheist author Richard Dawkins as a symbol of atheism and agnosticism. The flag will fly above the Ten Commandments monument at “Citizens Place” until Jan. 11. READ MORE