"The Sylvania 'welcome' signs are not welcoming; they affiliate the government with one religion, Christianity, and exclude others," wrote Elliot. "The endorsement of the tenets of one religion on government signs is unconstitutional. No court would uphold this blatant violation of the Constitution."
Elliott called this violation "egregious."
"Whether to believe or not believe in 'One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism' is a personal decision protected under our First Amendment as a paramount matter of conscience," noted Elliott. "Local governments have no place in making position statements on such matters."
This is not the first time FFRF has remedied state/church violations in northern Alabama. This year FFRF has filed complaints with Marshall County, Marshall County Schools and Jackson County. School prayer, school board prayer and 'Bible Man' prompted FFRF to take action in those counties.