Small Mississippi Town Fights Back After Mayor Forced to Remove Christian Flag
Hundreds of residents in a small Mississippi town took part in a demonstration on February 4 to fight back after the town’s mayor was forced to remove a Christian flag flying over a local park.
According to WREG-TV, Mayor Walter Williams of Rienzi, Mississippi, was forced to remove the Christian flag flying over the town’s Veterans Memorial Park after the Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened the town with a $500,000 lawsuit.
Since the town has just several hundred residents, Williams said his hands were tied….
The predominantly Christian town was not happy with the situation, so they decided to organize a demonstration where they would rehoist the Christian flag.
“There just comes a point in time when you’ve got to be politically incorrect and take a stand,” event organizer Kevin Nelms told WREG.
“We’re not gonna let other people, or a foundation, or anybody else up in Wisconsin tell us that we can’t fly our flag!” he added. “You’re gonna take one down, we’re gonna put a hundred back up.” So that’s what the residents did. -Chris Enloe, theblaze.com
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