Free Legal Assistance Offered to Those Ordered to Remove American Flags or 'God Bless America' Slogans

Sep 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Thomas More Law Center

    ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite a national tidal wave
 of patriotism and religious expression during the terrorist crises, numerous
 incidents across the country are being reported of school children and others
 being ordered to remove their American flags or patriotic slogans such as "God
 Bless America."
     In response, the Thomas More Law Center, a national public interest law
 firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan is offering free legal assistance in
 factually appropriate cases to American citizens who believe they have been
 unconstitutionally denied the right to fly the American flag or express their
 faith in God.  The Thomas More Law Center can be contacted at 734-827-2001.
     According to Richard Thompson, Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law
 Center, "It is an outrage and the height of insensitivity that during this
 time of national mourning and activation of our armed forces, some Americans
 are being denied the right to express support for their country by displaying
 our flag or expressing our faith in God. We stand ready to review and to give
 legal assistance in appropriate cases, to students, employees and others who
 have been ordered to remove their American flags or refrain from expressing
 their faith in God during this time of national crises.  These expressions are
 a part of our national culture and tradition, and protected by the First
     The Thomas More Law Center is a 501c(3) public interest law firm
 affiliated with the Ave Maria Foundation in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Part of its
 mission involves the defense and promotion of religious freedom and
 traditional family values.  It provides its legal services without charge.
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