Saturday, December 19, 2015

Majority of Texas City Council Resign Over Holding of Forum Sponsored By FFRF

12 News this week reports that three members of the China, Texas City Council have resigned over the last month, apparently primarily because the mayor permitted the Freedom From Religion Foundation to hold a public panel discussion in city hall in October.  According to the Facebook page for the panel discussion:
The purpose of this event is to dispel misconceptions, gain accurate information about FFRF's ongoing involvement in SETX [Southeast Texas] school districts, and to discuss local and legal policies surrounding religion in public schools.
The resignations leave city council without a quorum to transact business. The Agenda for the Dec. 22 Council Meeting includes "Nominations for Vacant Council Seats."  Friendly Atheist blog has more on the controversy and a link to a video of the FFRF panel discussion.