Friday, August 8, 2008
Americans United Fights to Have Crosses Removed from Utah Highways
Americans United for the Separation of Church and State is asking the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a lower-court ruling that allows memorial crosses along Utah highways, claiming state-endorsed religion is being forced onto the public.In November, a district judge ruled the Utah Highway Patrol Association could continue to place 12-foot crosses along the highway to pay tribute to officers killed in the line of duty. The Alliance Defends Fund (ADF) represented the group.“It’s ridiculous that a small group … would seek to stop the families of slain troopers from honoring their loved ones,” ADF senior counsel Byron Babione said at the time of the lower-court ruling."The memorials signify the service and death of an officer, and such memorials should not be censored based on the hurt feelings of passersby.”
As in the days of Noah....