- Associated Press - Friday, December 23, 2016

SHELTON, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has won permission to post a sign marking the winter solstice on a town green.

Jerry Bloom took the city of Shelton to court over the initial refusal to allow the sign that says religion is a myth.

The lawsuit was resolved out of court and the Freedom From Religion group working on Bloom’s behalf says he received permission to keep the sign up for two weeks.

A sign that Mayor Mark Lauretti put up next to Bloom’s says “Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all from the City of Shelton.”

The mayor said Bloom’s initial request sought a location where signs are not allowed.

The Connecticut Post (https://bit.ly/2hQ3khN ) reports that the state chapter of American Atheists Inc. has recognized Bloom with an Activist of the Year award.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com


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