Apr 23, 2017
Sunday April 23, 2017
In Belle Plaine, MN the city established a veterans park on city land and did a masterful job of planning and laying out the park. It respectfully honor all veterans equally. Sometime last fall that all changed when acquaintances of a deceased WWll resident moved a sculpture of a person kneeling by a rifle, boots and helmet a Latin cross from private property into the city owned veterans park without permission from the city or thought in how the religious sculptor would change the park or reaction of the residents.
A complaint as filed with Freedom From Religion Foundation. Our guest Rebecca Markert, Senior Legal Advisor to FFRF responded on behalf of the complainant and FFRF citing the sculpture was religious in nature and a violation of the Establishment clause. On this program we will review this case and others FFRF has filed in the past year.