December 12, 2016

ACLU files lawsuit for man 'forced to come into direct and unwelcome contact' with cross on Christmas tree

StaffRebel Columnist

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.

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commented 2016-12-13 00:26:33 -0500
Oh, you poor thing. Did that big, bad old cross send you into PTSD? You poor darling. I hope you can suck it up until Boxing Day, Muffin.
commented 2016-12-12 18:16:24 -0500
Hmmm, wouldn’t one have to be extremely religious to take the power of the cross so seriously???

I’m guessing he’s a Pagan or an Islamist, and hasn’t told anyone of his ulterior motive. After all, if someone is simply “non-religious”, there’s no way they’d be doing anything so extreme as this!!
commented 2016-12-12 17:59:06 -0500
What, did that cross of that Christmas tree burn him?
commented 2016-12-12 17:47:14 -0500
If it had been an Islamic symbol like the Star and Crescent, neither Tompkins nor the ACLU would have said a word.
commented 2016-12-12 17:03:04 -0500
Why does ACLU only take one side of civil liberties?
commented 2016-12-12 16:49:04 -0500
Hi REBEBELS I see they have added some more items for us to donate to. Here is what I suggest for the STUDIO COMPLEX If we REBELS contribute what we can say $60 or so we could call it
commented 2016-12-12 16:08:51 -0500
Lucky they didn’t offer you a roast ham on the side.
commented 2016-12-12 15:08:50 -0500
Apparently Joe Tompkins is not hurt by a mosque minaret, why don’t he consider living in saudi arabia.
commented 2016-12-12 14:12:11 -0500
Might I suggest a one-way ticket to Iran for this lawfare-sucking lunatic? Then he will never have to worry about seeing a cross ever again…
commented 2016-12-12 14:11:45 -0500
commented 2016-12-12 14:06:20 -0500
Why was this even allowed to b filed? Why is this getting publicity?
commented 2016-12-12 14:00:04 -0500
I wonder whose really funding this frivolous lawsuit? I personally couldn’t afford to sue every time I find something offensive. The legal system should deem this frivolous or something more sinister is going on here. The public should counter sue this idiot.
commented 2016-12-12 13:54:14 -0500
If he’s so traumatized by a cross maybe he needs to repent.
commented 2016-12-12 13:01:43 -0500
He’s suing because he needs some money to feed his drug habit, I assume. SJW/snowflake lawsuits are all the rage these days.
commented 2016-12-12 12:44:12 -0500
Just an idiot, sounding a little cross.
commented 2016-12-12 12:43:01 -0500
Just on another note I recently tore down an old one holer mosque with traditional crescent moon jigsawn into the door…hope that doesn’t get me in trouble with the islamophobia police.
commented 2016-12-12 12:39:53 -0500
The man is obviously one of the “undead”…….:-) On a completely unrelated note does anybody have a good recipie for steak and garlic?….:-)
commented 2016-12-12 12:31:14 -0500
ACLU: American Crazed Lunatics Association?