Minnesota City Eliminates Free Speech Zone Following Controversy Over Satanic Monument

BELLE PLAINE, Minn. — Council members in a Minnesota city have voted to eliminate a free speech zone that it had just created in February as a way to try to save a veterans memorial that upset atheists because of its perceived religious symbolism.

“The original intent of providing the public space was to recognize those who have bravely contributed to defending our nation through their military service,” Belle Plaine city officials said in a statement. “In recent weeks and months, though, that intent has been overshadowed by freedom of speech concerns expressed by both religious and non-religious communities.”

Source: Minnesota City Eliminates Free Speech Zone Following Controversy Over Satanic Monument

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