Posts Tagged ‘hernando county’

Government-Sponsored Religion

I wrote an item for this blog a few months ago about a flap in Florida after a county government gave tax funds to a Christian clergy group to help pay for a religious festival last summer.

The Brooksville Ministerial Association used the $5,000 grant to subsidize its “Hernando Freedom Fest,” an event that included a concert by a […] Read More

Government-Sponsored Religion

Hernando County, Fla., officials saw no problem with allocating $5,000 in tax money to promote an event called the “Hernando Freedom Festival” in July. Local government officials are often eager to support events that might bring in tourist dollars, and this one attracted 15,000 people.

But it turns out that someone’s constitutional radar antenna was broken. This was no ordinary […] Read More