Our Heavenly Father Forced off Cranston Walls
After 49 years, a mildly religious banner will be forced off the walls of a high school auditorium after a student filed suit. Leaders in Cranston, RI say it can't afford to take on the ACLU in an appeal.
“I’m an Atheist, and I don’t believe in the Heavenly Father, so I shouldn’t have to look at it.”
School officials estimated that an appeal to the 1st Circuit Court in Boston and maybe eventually the Supreme Court could cost the city up to $500,000.
After two hours of public hearings, the Cranston School Committee voted 5-2 against an appeal.