Thomas More Law Center to defend 55-foot cross

The Thomas More Law Center (TMLC), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, announced this week that it is representing the City of Frankenmuth, Michigan concerning a constitutional challenge to the 55-foot cross located on public land.

The stainless steel cross, constructed with private donations, was erected in1976 as a part of the City's celebration of America's Bicentennial.

In a letter to Frankenmuth city attorney Peter Goodstein dated July 31, 2012, Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU) demanded that the City promptly remove the cross from public property or face litigation. The letter claimed they had received a complaint about the cross, but did not name the complainant.

The cross was erected during the nation's Bicentennial as an historical marker to reflect the city's unique founding as an Indian mission colony in 1845, and the sacrifices of its early settlers.

Published: Mon, Sep 10, 2012

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