Indiana ACLU Filing Suit Against the City of Evansville Over Crosses on Riverside Drive
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a suit on behalf of two residents of Vanderburgh County. Citing the First Amendment, the suit takes aim at the City of Evansville for agreeing to allow a local church to display religious symbols on public property.
I am a firm believer in our Constitution, and the ideas that were put to paper by our Founding Fathers. It seems that the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is a firm believer in our Constitution as well. Today, the ACLU of Indiana filed suit against the City of Evansville. It was reported in the local news a few days ago that the city plans to allow a collective of local churches to display crosses along a section of Riverside Drive. The ACLU of Indiana press release reads:
The public space upon which the crosses will be displayed is supported by taxpayers and is a popular destination for residents and visitors. A cross, such as those that will be installed on the Riverfront, is perhaps the most well-known symbol in the world of the Christian faith. The Establishment Clause prohibits the state from endorsing a specific religion or any religion at all.
I would like to know your thoughts on this. Is the lawsuit justified? Please leave your feedback in the comments below.