Attorneys representing The Satanic Temple are threatening to sue the State of Mississippi if officials follow through on their promise to incorporate the phrase “In God We Trust” on their redesigned flag.
The promised changes followed the GOP-dominated state legislature’s recent vote to remove the Confederate battle emblem from Mississippi’s flag.
The Daily Wire’s Jon Brown has more:
Describing his law firm as one that “proudly serves as First Amendment Counsel to the Satanic Temple,” First Amendment lawyer Marc J. Randazza of Randazza Legal Group wrote in a recent letter to the attorney general of Mississippi that his client “has asked us to bring an issue of constitutional importance to your attention.”
We understand that your state is planning to take the very positive step of removing the Confederate battle flag from the Mississippi state flag. However, it is our understanding that the proposal calls for it to be replaced with “In God we Trust”, a proposal you seem to endorse. While the Satanic Temple supports the removal of the Confederate flag, removing one divisive symbol of exclusion only to replace it with a divisive phrase of exclusion does not eliminate exclusion, but rather moves it from one group to a collection of others.
Randazza, whose other clients have included Alex Jones and the founder of neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, also represented The Satanic Temple pro bono in a 2018 religious discrimination lawsuit against Twitter, which caused a fracture within the organization when its Los Angeles chapter broke off in protest at his legal representation.