Tag Archives: Separation of church and state

Bohn backs off ‘In God We Trust’ proposal

Bohn backs off ‘In God We Trust’ proposal

Daniel Mintz Mad River Union HUMBOLDT – A supervisor’s proposal to install a sign reading “In God We Trust” in the Board of Supervisors chambers has been withdrawn in response to public criticism and lawsuit concerns. Board Chair Rex Bohn’s proposed resolution supporting the signage was removed from the agenda of the Nov. 4 meeting.

MY SIDE OF THE STREET: Be careful what you pray for

Eureka Mayor Frank Jager and the city continue to defend themselves against a lawsuit charging inappropriate mixing of religion in city business. Specifically, Carole Beaton, of Eureka, complains that the religious invocations which open council meetings and city staff and financial support of the mayor’s annual prayer breakfast are prohibited as attempts to establish an