Cross to be removed from city property in Iowa (September 25, 2018)

A cross has come down from city property in Maxwell, Iowa, after FFRF brought it to the attention of city officials.

FFRF Legal Director Rebecca Markert submitted an open-records request in August after a local resident reported a cross was on display in Maxwell City Park. The city’s attorneys replied to the records request, ensuring that the cross was placed on city property without city approval or knowledge.

Additionally, a letter was included from Maxwell Mayor Steven Gast asking the owner of the cross display to remove the cross within seven days.

Freedom From Religion Foundation