Saturday, December 10, 2016

Town Sued Over Cross On Christmas Tree

As reported yesterday by Fox 59 News, the ACLU has filed suit on behalf of a resident of Knightstown, Indiana against the city challenging the cross that tops the Christmas tree in the town square. The tree has been displayed for many years. However plaintiff Joseph Tompkins says that the cross is "is the preeminent symbol of Christianity," and this makes the display religious and a violation of the Establishment Clause. Other town residents support the cross and have various ideas for showing their support.

UPDATE: On Dec. 12, the Knightstown Council had the cross atop the Christmas tree removed, saying it could not win the lawsuit filed by the ACLU. Town residents unsuccessfully attempted to block the bucket truck removing the cross. (Fox 59 News).