by John Hawkins | December 12, 2005 2:26 am
Family members of fallen highway patrol officers and their supporters are rallying in Utah to fend off a lawsuit from atheists claiming that crosses erected on public highways in honor of those officers are unconstitutional, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.
The state chapter of says the officers should be memorialized, but not with Christian symbols. “For so long, religious symbols and symbology have received special preferences and treatment. When we ask for a level playing field, they scream intolerance,” says the group’s Michael Rivers.
Doug Wright of KSL radio, who has championed the cause of family members who want the crosses to remain, said the suit egregious and insensitive. “This time they’ve crossed the line,” he said.
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