Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Jacksonville Settles "Day of Faith" Lawsuit

The city of Jacksonville, Florida has settled a suit filed against it last summer challenging city sponsorship of a Day of Faith anti-violence rally. (See prior posting.) Yesterday News4Jax reported that the city has issued a directive providing that all future city programs must have a secular purpose, must not advance or inhibit religion, and must not foster excessive entanglement with religion. The city will also pay plaintiffs, American Atheists, $5000 plus court costs.