Cross on Christmas Tree in Knightstown Stays Put For Now


(Photos provided by Mike Fender)

All About The Grace Editor

Christmas spirit is in the air! Members of the Knightstown town council decided to reverse their decision to remove a cross from atop their Christmas tree.

The situation originated when a local man felt the cross placed on top of the town’s Christmas tree on public property violated the U. S. Constitution’s Establishment Clause. CLICK HERE for more details on the challenge.

Threatened by legal action from the ACLU, the town council removed the cross because they did not have the money to pay for the legal fight. The ACLU said if the town took the cross down, the suit would be dropped.

Knightstown residents gathered at the town Christmas

Members of the small Indiana town, with roughly 2,100 residents, responded by gathering near the tree to pray and protest over the situation. Others responded by constructing crosses in their front yards, or hanging them on their vehicles.

The town council reversed its decision to comply with the ACLU, and decided it would table the official resolution to remove the cross. Cheers erupted as the motion to formally remove the cross failed during the town council’s meeting.

In a Facebook message posted on the town council’s page it read.

“Our town has come together and is standing as one community united (with the exception of a couple of people). We can still make a stand by placing crosses everywhere, which people are doing. Remember this is the Christmas season, show love, compassion, and understanding to everyone, even if you don’t agree. Sometimes a little love goes a long way to mending fences and getting things accomplished.”

Read about the cross restoration story CLICK HERE.



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