Roadside cross goes away after letter (July 16, 2015)

The Missouri Department of Transportation has taken down a cross that was posted at an intersection in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Staff Attorney Rebecca Markert wrote the department on July 10: “It is blatantly unconstitutional for either the city or the state to display a patently religious symbol like a Christian cross at a public intersection.” The cross placement is unconstitutional even if it is privately funded, owned and maintained. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission replied July 16 that the cross had been privately and illegally placed and had been removed immediately.

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