You know how contracted post offices work, don't you?
If a town isn't large enough for the Post Office to build and staff a facility, they look to businesses or other organizations to contract the service out to.
Could be an office supply store, a grocery store, even a restaurant. Obviously the store owner continues to conduct his business the way he wants, within the city ordinances, and can decorate his store or office any way he danged well pleases.
In this case, the Post Office contracted with a company called Sincerely Yours, operated by the Full Gospel Interdenominational Church.
You can see it coming, can't you?
Some mistreated religionphobe spotted a picture of Christ on the wall or something, became extremely upset and ran screaming to the ACLU.
Briefcases at the ready, boys? Billing meter running? Got get 'em.......!!!
ACLU Files Challenge to Religion-Themed Post Office in Connecticut Town
October 3, 2003
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HARTFORD -- The Connecticut Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal lawsuit against the United States Postal Service, saying that a contract postal unit in the town of Manchester is replete with Christian religious symbols, messages and images.
"Consumers have a right to use government services without being proselytized," said attorney Philip Tegeler of the CCLU. "In appearing to endorse the religious message of a particular church, the government is sanctioning actions explicitly prohibited by the Constitution."
In addition to the United States Postal Service, the lawsuit also names the United States Postmaster General and the Postmaster of the Manchester Postal Office as defendants....."
As addendum , I went to our local "contracted" Post Office in a nearby shopping center recently to buy some stamps.
It's located in a small office supply/gift shop operated by an enterprising Jewish fellow named Lou.
Lou is a hard working, good natured fellow but his jaw dropped open when I told him about the contracted Post Office in New Hampshire that was being sued by the ACLU to remove all religious displays.
I pointed out some Christmas cards displayed in a rack near the window and told him that he was in direction violation of the constitutional mandate requiring the separation of church and state.
I also told him, good humoredly, that one day he'd likely receive a visit from the local ACLU chapter and he would be required to either take the Christmas cards out or give up his Postal contract.
He blinked and stammered for a moment and the customers in the store turned to see his response.
He finally said "Well I can tell you right now who I'd be "taking out"!!
The customers laughed and one black gentleman said "Amen brother"!
The ACLU is doing a wonderful job of bringing the American people together..........