Michigan roadside cross removed (June 17, 2016)

Thanks to an FFRF complaint, travelers on Interstate 69 near Bath Township, Mich., will not have to view a memorial with a Latin cross along the road.

The change proceeds from a letter from FFRF Legal Fellow Madeline Ziegler in which she wrote, “It is unconstitutional to allow a religious symbol like a Christian cross to be displayed on a public roadside. The cross . . . unabashedly creates the perception of government endorsement of Christianity.”

The Michigan DOT replied on June 17, notifying FFRF that the cross would be removed in a timely manner.

Freedom From Religion Foundation