- Associated Press - Friday, March 7, 2014

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) - A group that blocked construction of a veterans’ memorial featuring a cross has now successfully challenged a memorial roadside cross in the same Southern California city.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise (https://bit.ly/1hNRbTe ) says AnnMarie Devaney has agreed to remove a cross she put up in Lake Elsinore to honor her 19-year-old son Anthony, who was struck by a car and killed two years ago.

The American Humanist Association demanded the removal on grounds that the cross’ placement on city property violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

Devaney and her family took down the cross Thursday, but a half-dozen more soon appeared along the same stretch of road.

Last year the group sued to block the installation of a monument outside Diamond Stadium. It depicted a soldier kneeling before a cross-topped grave.


Information from: The Press-Enterprise, https://www.pe.com

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