Sorry Freedom from Religion Foundation, Neosho Missouri Will Keep It’s Cross!
Locals have walked for 87 years under the shadow of Neosho, Missouri’s 60-foot cross. And despite a legal threat to the display, they’re determined to make it 88.
That’s not what the Freedom from Religion Foundation was hoping to hear when it sent a letter demanding the display come down.
“The government’s permanent display of a Latin cross on public land is unconstitutional,” FFRF attorney Rebecca Markert wrote in a letter to Mayor Ben Baker. “The cross has an exclusionary effect, making non-Christian and non-believing residents of Neosho political outsiders.”
That’s interesting, Baker says, because not a single townsperson has complained about the display. “The cross is not going to go anywhere,” Mayor Ben Baker told Fox News’s Todd Starnes. “We are taking a stand. It’s the best thing to do and it’s the right thing to do.”
And the city council doesn’t just agree — it unanimously agrees, voting to stop the atheist activists from destroying a longtime Neosho tradition.
“It is the opinion of the city council that the City of Neosho will not remove the cross or take any other actions which in any way compromises the long standing history of our city,” members said in a statement. “It’s frustrating to us because you have an outside organization that makes these demands and stirs things up and they have no connection to the town,” Mayor Baker explained to Todd.
But if the city’s response is any indication, Freedom from Religion Foundation is about to regret picking a fight with these Missourians. If these atheists thought they could bully Neosho into picking up their cross and following them, they were mistaken! Let that be a lesson to every city facing an outside attack on their constitutional rights. Stand your ground — and you’ll be surprised how quickly liberals retreat.
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