Friday, October 20, 2006

Chicago Suburb Sued Over Design Of Vehicle Stickers

In the Chicago suburb of Burbank, Illinois, Nichole Schultz filed suit this week because the city is requiring her to display a sticker on her automobile that she says endorses Christianity. The sticker depicts a soldier with a rifle, kneeling before a grave marked a cross. City officials say the cross is a generic symbol, while Shultz argues that the city is forcing her to Christianize her car. Today's Chicago Tribune reports that Schultz-- who apparently is an atheist-- is not asking the city to change the sticker, but instead is seeking an exemption from the requirement to display it. Earlier attempts to reach an out-of-court solution with the city failed. Now however the city says that Schultz could cover or cut out the cross on the sticker.