Atheists Indignant Over Ten Commandments Monument in La Crosse Park

January 7, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

On January 7, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "an atheist group is considering an appeal after a federal appeals court ruled that a Ten Commandments monument may remain in a La Crosse, Wis., park. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday (Jan. 3) that the city was within its rights to sell the monument and the property around it to the fraternal organization that donated it to the city decades ago. The decision came two months before the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear two Ten Commandments cases on March 2 as the legal battle over the monuments simmers in lower courts."