This is not a story from The Onion.
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the local government in Knightstown because of its use of a cross in the town square’s Christmas display. One resident, Joseph Tompkins, apparently feels threatened by it.
According to CBS, the suit alleges the Latin cross “is the preeminent symbol of Christianity, representing the instrument of the crucifixion of Jesus.”
The lawsuit also specifies that Joe doesn’t want his taxes “helping light and maintain a religious display on town property.”
Documents go on to say Tompkins “is forced to come into direct and unwelcome contact” the cross on the tree as he drives through town. He says this has caused him “irreparable harm” which can only be remedied by taking the cross down and paying him “monetary damages”.
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One of Joe’s relatives, Mark Tompkins, doesn't believe the cross is hurting Joe. “There’s a church on every corner here,” said Mark. “There’s a church on every corner. Is he offended by all the crosses?”
If the cross does in fact have to come down, Mark says he has a solution. “I’ll park this car here until Christmas Day with three crosses on it.”
The War on Christmas continues.