May 5, 2015 9:42 am -


Cochran, GA will remove a Christian flag because of legal threats and negative economic impact.

The controversy began early last month, when the Cochran City Council voted against the advice of its attorney to fly the flag at city hall to help promote a local Bible-reading marathon sponsored by the International Bible Reading Association.

While city officials have said local residents supported the decision, national groups including the D.C.-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State said they have received several complaints over the matter. The group recently sent letters to both the city and Bleckley County — which has flown the flag in the past — declaring that flying the Christian flag on public property violates the First Amendment.

The group in part cited a recent legal case in which a North Carolina city agreed to stop displaying the Christian flag, which includes a Latin cross, at a government-sponsored veterans memorial.

In a statement on its website, the city said it has decided to take the flag down “after reviewing further input from the community, detailed written legal opinions from our city attorney and a second legal opinion from a constitutional lawyer.” In the future, the city said it would only fly the U.S. and state flags at city hall.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 responses to Christian Flag Flying Over Georgia Town To Come Down

  1. mdram May 5th, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Common sense won? Inconceivable…

    • Dwendt44 May 5th, 2015 at 12:16 pm

      That it took a threat of a law suit to get the city to do the right thing is whats inconceivable.

  2. allison1050 May 5th, 2015 at 10:24 am

    Flew the flag against the advice of the city attorney? Just goes to show the low level of intellect serving on this town’s council.

    • rg9rts May 6th, 2015 at 7:57 am

      Elected by a well informed public

  3. Anomaly 100 May 5th, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I’m a Christian and I’m offended by what they’re trying to do.

  4. Budda May 5th, 2015 at 11:37 am

    Simple minded fools

  5. eyelashviper May 5th, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Well, the important issue here is whether it was flown above or below the sacred Confederate flag…???

  6. fahvel May 6th, 2015 at 4:27 am

    wow, a bible reading marathon – should blow the boston marathon off the charts – wtf is a bible They probably regurgitate double what the hot dog marathoners chuck up.reading marthon and what do the idiots who participate accomplish?

  7. bpollen May 6th, 2015 at 4:56 am

    Jesus had a flag? An Ichthys over the Star of David?

  8. rg9rts May 6th, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Wasn’t sure which Georgia