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Summerville’s (SC) Flowertown Festival to include secular humanists

by Bo Petersen

Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013

SUMMERVILLE — The popular Flowertown Festival just seems to keep creating headaches for its Summerville YMCA managers.

The latest example: One of the community booths at the festival this year will be run by Secular Humanists of the Lowcountry, after the YMCA reversed an earlier decision not to provide a booth for the organization to rent. The humanists promote a “nontheistic” human viewpoint that doesn’t include a deity. They were denied at first because the YMCA is a Christian organization.

The turnaround came after the national American Humanist Association reminded the YMCA that the refusal violated federal law preventing discrimination based on religious views.

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