Knightstown residents protest lawsuit with more crosses
Residents of Knightstown, Indiana, are protesting the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit against the town’s Christmas display by displaying hundreds of crosses in their yards, vehicles and store windows.
The ACLU recently sued Knightstown on behalf of resident Joseph Tompkins, saying the cross on top of the town’s Christmas tree violates his First Amendment rights.
The suit demands that the cross be removed and the town pay Mr. Tompkins damages for being “forced to come into direct and unwelcome contact with the cross display,” a Fox News affiliate reported.
In response to the lawsuit, hundreds of residents in the town of 2,100 people have put up crosses in their yards and windows.
Town officials said they’re not ready to comment about how they plan to respond to the lawsuit, Fox reported. In the meantime, residents said they would continue their friendly protest with hopes that Mr. Tompkins will
drop the claim.