Atheist group to announce legal action against Chambersburg

December 20, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- PA Nonbelievers Inc. will host a call-in show Tuesday evening to announce legal action against the Borough of Chambersburg, according to a news release.

"The Free Thought Forum" will also address the issue of private displays on Memorial Square's fountain area, the news release stated.

Cumberland Valley and Harrisburg, Pa.-area viewers can watch the show live on the Internet at It starts at 6 p.m.

The show will later be archived at the organization's Web site.

"The Free Thought Forum" has aired monthly since 2000.

During the show, viewers can call in with questions at 717-846-5067, or they can send questions in advance to

PA Nonbelievers asked the borough council in November if it could place a display on the square.

According to the release, PAN's display would have celebrated the Winter Solstice and honored atheist war veterans, in keeping with the theme of the fountain, as specified by written borough policy. 


In response, the council banned all displays except flowers and American flags.

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