Cross removed from Washington public park (July 2, 2014)

FFRF has secured the removal of religious symbols from a public park in Clark County, Wash.

In Whipple Creek Regional Park, a Latin cross with a bible verse was installed at the top of Carousel Hill. The plaque read, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him. And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6.”

On June 26, FRFF Senior Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert alerted Clark County to the constitutional violation, explaining, “The display of this patently religious symbol on public property confers government endorsement of Christianity, a blatant violation of the Establishment Clause.”

The complainant wrote FFRF on July 2 to confirm that employees of Clark County “have removed the cross from Whipple Creek Park.”

Freedom From Religion Foundation