Howdy readers! Remember a couple weeks back when I wrote a post about Tommy Coleman challenging official meeting prayers held by the County Commissioners in Hamilton Co., Tennessee?
Well, Tommy and his heathenous cohort Brandon Jones have filed a lawsuit against the county commissioners after the commissioners refused an official request to cease praying in official capacity, and additionally declined a proposed compromise to replace the prayer with a “moment of silence.”
Tommy and Brandon have been spearheading the protesting effort which is building momentum in the community. This past Wednesday, they even held a small rally outside the courthouse to voice their position; and had a silent protest at the commissioners’ meeting itself. I’m optimistic that they will be able to win this suit in good time, in line with the mounds of precedent. The court date hasn’t been set as of yet, however.
However, being the college students that they are, they need some help with the hefty initial $350 filing fee for the lawsuit. They have a chipin set up for supporters to donate. If you want to support their fight but don’t live in the Chattanooga area, this is a prime way that you can contribute to their effort. Every dollar helps.
I’ll be keeping track of this case as it progresses and updating here on the blog, and I’m hoping to trek up to Chattanooga in the future as well to check it out on the ground.
You can read more about the goings-on here.
Have a good weekend, heathens!