A Mississippi town rallied Saturday after its mayor said he was forced to remove a Christian flag following the threat of a lawsuit by an atheist organization, WREG reported.
More than 100 supporters united at the Veterans Memorial Park in Rienzi, where the group waved Christian flags – a red cross on a blue background in the upper left corner of an all-white base.
"I never dreamed that something like this would have happened in a town this small, but it happened," Rienzi Mayor Walter Williams told the station.
"We're gonna fly that flag again," he said, "and I'm hoping it's not going to be long" before it happens.
Williams said he removed the Christian flag after receiving a letter from the Freedom from Religion Foundation that stated a $500,000 lawsuit could be filed against him if the town did not remove the flag.