Monday, November 10, 2014

Man Charged With Criminal Mischief For Placing Protest Stickers On Courthouse Church Directory

The Athens (Ohio) News reports that a pre-trial is scheduled today on criminal mischief charges against 69-year old Eliot Kalman who plastered over a framed glass Church Directory on the Athens (Ohio) County courthouse with stickers. Kalman placed a sticker advocating church-state separation on the glass of the directory that lists some 40 local churches. He has been in communication with the county since 2011 objecting to the Directory which is maintained by the Athens County Ministerial Association. The Directory was first put up in the 1940's by the Athens Christian Education Committee. The directory includes two non-Christian religious groups.