Indiana Town Removes Cross from Christmas Tree After ACLU Lawsuit


A central Indiana town has decided to remove the cross perched atop the Christmas tree as part of their Christmas display due to a lawsuit brought on by the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Knightstown Town Council has decided to remove the cross from the Christmas tree, but many of the town’s residents are protesting the town’s decision, WLFI reported.

A local resident, Joseph Tompkins, filed a lawsuit with the ACLU Thursday against the town because the cross on display violates the separation of church and state.

The town council responded in a statement on Monday, saying, based on legal counsel, it “could not win the court case brought by the ACLU.”

After the council made its decision, “dozens of residents took to the streets to protest.”