Battle over cross in Frankenmuth could end up in court - WNEM TV 5

Battle over cross in Frankenmuth could end up in court

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The battle over a 55-foot cross in Frankenmuth may not be over.

An out of town group is pushing for its removal. The group, Washington-based Americans United for Separation of Church and State, is willing to sue the city. The lawsuit could go forward provided a resident is willing to be the plaintiff.

City officials announced yesterday that the cross will stay at its current home in Cross Park.

The group sent the city a letter back in August. The letter said the cross violates the separation of church and state in the U.S. Constitution.

Opponents say the cross is a public endorsement of religion, but the city says the cross celebrates its history and culture.

The cross was built in 1976.

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