Quantcast

Despite Legal Advice, Georgia Town Votes To Fly Christian Flag

In a battle to preserve Christian beliefs, the Cochran, Georgia City Council voted 5-1 to fly a Christian flag at city hall--right below the American flag.

City Councilman Gary Ates was the one who called for a vote to raise the flag, which is what he told 13 WMAZ.

Ates stated, "The city manager took the flag down because an attorney said we could have a problem. The people of Cochran came to a city council meeting and said, 'Let's put the flag back up.'" Ates believes around 50 to 75 people wanted the Christian flag raised, which he thought was "the right thing to do."

Cochran City Manager Richard Newbern said that while the flag has flown periodically, he thought seeking the city attorney's legal advice would be the right thing to do. Newbern stated that," Originally, the flag was raised for a "Bible Reading Marathon," a Christian event that the town initiated in 2003.

Photo: Raw Story

The city council coted 5-1 to put the flag back up.

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

On Tuesday, Donald Trump had a phone interview broadcast with CNN's "New Day" to discuss his candidacy.

There he said that he was not...

President Obama’s intelligence officials are failing to protect the country from terrorism, according to Donald Trump.

Politico reported...

An Arlington, Virginia Chinese restaurant is under fire after it was discovered that servers were making highly derogatory comments about...

An airline captain of Kuwait Airways calls himself the "naughty pilot" and invited an ex-porn start into his cockpit to play with the plane's...

Frederick Walker is a 19-year-old central Florida man who heard about the billion dollar Powerball jackpot and decided to play for the first time...

Latest News Stories

A real estate agent was hoping to make a sale when showing clients a home in a rural town. As the agent guided the prospective buyers on a tour of...

No, this isn’t a movie and this woman is not Snow White. She does however have an adorable pet racoon, and we are so...darn...jealous. This...

Ann Coulter lashed out at the news media in a recent interview, arguing that Donald Trump’s refusal to pay taxes is getting too much coverage....

Hillary Clinton’s recent criticism of voters who support Donald Trump shows that her presidential campaign is struggling, according to Newt...

Sen. Rand Paul, who challenged Donald Trump during the Republican presidential candidates’ debate last week, continued to criticize the...