FFRF stops Ohio government display from crossing the line (Dec. 17, 2012)

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has successfully petitioned the town of Stratton, Ohio, to remove a large display of a Latin cross from its Municipal Building.

Two large crosses, one Latin and the other Greek, were prominently displayed on the façade of Stratton’s government building. FFRF Senior Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert contacted Mayor John Abdalla in an Oct. 16, 2012 letter to ask that the unconstitutional, overt government endorsement of Christianity be removed.

A Stratton community member confirmed in a Dec. 17 email to FFRF that both of the crosses have been removed from the municipal building. He said secular decorations were added to the building to celebrate the winter holidays.

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