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Fighting Removal of Religious Items from Public Property

COLUMBUS, Ohio (News/Talk 1480 WHBC) – It’s a new approach to keeping traditional religious symbols in place in public buildings.

Uhrichsville State Rep Brett Hillyer has introduced the Ohio Antiquities Act.

It would allow a state’s attorney general to represent a government entity being forced to remove a religious item.

Case in point: the Freedom from Religion Foundation’s successful effort to remove the Ten Commandments from a New Philadelphia school building.

Public entities have been able to successfully keep such items based on their history.

Hillyer says smaller towns are targeted because they can’t afford the legal fight.

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