Sunday, November 1, 2009

Take It Outside

Remember last year's hullabaloo over the "Religion is but myth and superstition" sign put up alongside a nativity display and other private religious displays inside the state Capitol? Last Friday, the Department of Administration published new rules (PDF) concerning displays during the holiday season.

Some key parts:

A key aspect of the new rules is that only government-sponsored exhibits and displays are allowed inside public areas of campus buildings.

Private exhibits and displays are allowed only on the campus grounds, provided they meet certain conditions regarding time, place and manner.

No permit is necessary for free speech and assembly activities involving fewer than 25 people inside a building, or fewer than 75 people on the grounds.

Activity sponsors must apply to General Administration for a permit at least two working days before the planned date of the activity. Weekends and holidays are not considered working days.

That should make it a lot quieter inside.


C. Beth said...

I just wanted to congratulate you; I'm giving you the One-Minute Writing of the Day award for 10/20! I'm behind on naming winners and wanted to make sure you didn't miss it. Congrats on another win!

-C. Beth
The One-Minute Writer

Hank Greer said...


C. Beth said...

Okay, so I'm really not trying to harass you here.... :) I'm just playing catch-up and you happen to have had some great responses in the last couple of weeks! So, hope you are pleased that I'm giving you the award for 11/1 too. Congrats!

Hank Greer said...

Cool again! Thank you very much.