By Hemant Mehta
Late last month, Mississippi lawmakers decided they would retire their old racist flag with a Confederate symbol on it and choose a new one in the near future.
After getting rid of the symbol, there was just one rule: The new flag had to include the words “In God We Trust.”
That’s not going to happen without a legal fight. The Satanic Temple has announced they plan to sue the state if lawmakers move forward with a religious flag. According to a letter sent to Attorney General Lynn Fitch last week, the group’s lawyer explained the concern:
… While the Satanic Temple supports the removal of the Confederate flag, removing one divisive symbol of exclusion only to replace it with a divisive phrase of exclusion does not eliminate exclusion, but rather moves it from one group to a collection of others.
My client would like to suggest that if Mississippi is going to place a religious phrase on its flag, it should include reference to Satan…
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