In a 2-1 vote along party lines, the Bethel Selectmen voted on Tuesday, December 4 to allow the atheist banner requested by Bethel resident James Naddeo to be displayed on P.T. Barnum Square.
In anticipation of a large audience, the meeting was moved to the MultiPurpose Room in the Municipal Center.
After hearing a number of public comments on both sides of the issue, the Selectmen voted to allow the 4 foot tall by 8 foot wide banner to be displayed at the side of the Square.
The banner had not been erected as of press time.
Bethel Selectmen meeting considering the request to place an atheist banner at P.T. Barnum Square