CA: Roseville chili cook-off lands city officials in hot water

Sacramento Bee: In a Feb. 26 letter addressed to Mayor Susan Rohan, the Freedom From Religion Foundation said a message sent from a city employee’s official email endorsing the cook-off and the fact that it will occur at a city-owned facility “gives the appearance that this event is co-sponsored by the City of Roseville.”
“Even if the City of Roseville is not a sponsor of this event, it is inappropriate for a government employee to use his or her official email to promote events benefiting a religious ministry,” the letter reads.