Skip to comments.Lawsuit seeks removal of crosses from Las Cruces city logo
Posted on 09/26/2005 2:01:21 PM PDT by Rakkasan1
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The city of Las Cruces' official emblem has three crosses that a federal lawsuit alleges are unconstitutional religious symbols on public property.
The lawsuit, filed Sept. 16 in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque, seeks the removal of the crosses.
"The crosses serve no governmental purpose other than to disenfranchise and discredit non-Christian citizens," said the lawsuit filed by Paul F. Weinbaum, who lives in the Las Cruces area, and Martin J. Boyd of Las Cruces.
Defendants include city officials, city councilors, Mayor Bill Mattiace, District Attorney Susana Martinez, state Attorney General Patricia Madrid and Gov. Bill Richardson.
"We have had to defend ourselves before and we're ready to do it again," Mattiace said.
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(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
Wake me up when the ACLU is finally shut down.
Until it is, we will never win the War on Terrorism.
in Los Angeles the new mayor is replacing religious names of saints from city maps. From now on the San Andreas Fault will be known as Bush Fault
Of course, replacing the offending emblems with three crescents will be perfectly OK.
Good thing they didn't name the place Los Merdes.
Um....doesn't Las Cruces translate as "The Crosses" in English?
yes. (in the article ,too)
Give us Barabbas!!!
"We have no king but Ceasar"
But maybe that wouldn't be the same.
the Devil made 'em do it.
So when are they going to eliminate the name "Las Cruces" from the Las Cruces city logo?
For that matter, when are they going to rename Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Santa Fe, and half the other towns in the South West?
Yes, it does.
I guess they need to knock down Mt. Christo Rey, too, with its huge cross.
Here we go again. The left is again referring to "laws" that don't exist. Just as there is no "law" concerning the "seperation of church and state", there is no finding anywhere that "religious symbols on public property" and per se, "unconstitutional."
Richardson has enough savvy to know that real America is tired of this retro "housecleaning" by these moon-bats. His reaction will be interesting. Las Cruces? Just like L.A., if these simpletons are serious, lets go for name changes as well. They are too cowardly for that but like any commie, they'll take what they can get.
And don't forget Corpus Christi.
Removing the crosses would only remove the image, but not the meaning, which would stand unless they change the name also.
Aren't liberals so funny to think we are so dumb!
Doesn't Las Cruces mean "the crosses" in Spainish?
in Spainish and Spanish.
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