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Evansville Church Loses Appeal To Display Crosses

A court dismissed a church's appeal of a ruling that kept it from putting crosses along Evansville's Riverfront area.

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Photo: Photo courtesy West Side Christian Church

Westside Christian Church was displaying crosses painted by bible schools kids in Evansville‘s popular Riverfront area.

An Evansville church has lost its appeal of a ruling that prohibits the City of Evansville from displaying crosses on city property.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed West Side Christian Church‘s appeal of a federal court injunction.

The stay kept the City of Evansville from putting up 31, six-foot-tall, plastic crosses in the city‘s popular Riverfront area.

The Court ruled that the display would violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

The case had been brought by the American Civil Liberties Union which argued that the Constitution strikes a delicate balance between freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

The appeals court found that because the City of Evansville itself didn‘t appeal, it couldn‘t rule in favor of West Side Christian Church.

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  • Bob Eckert

    It’s public property folks, NO RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY. Is that clear enough for you or should I go to a bigger font?

  • SluttyMary

    Hrmm… seems to me we already provide a special place for your crosses and symbols… and by george it’s even tax-free which means even the non-religious are subsidizing your cult.

  • MariLee74

    The cross is a symbol of torture, so why anyone would want to associate with that is beyond me,l but I can only suspect that they have been indoctrinated since childhood to accept that as fact, even though history proves that “Jesus of Nazareth” never existed….They believe because they HATE. They HATE all other humans, because they judge… just like their Jesus told them not to. So, they are hypocrites…and liars…who call themselves Christian, when they are really just assholes…

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