Parking lot now hosting barred Evansville crosses
Former Whirlpool factory is a 'temporary home'
Last Updated: 120 days ago
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The 6-foot tall crosses that a federal judge barred from display on Evansville's public riverfront have been lined up in a parking lot along a busy street.
West Side Christian Church member Roger Lehman says the parking lot of the former Whirlpool factory is a temporary resting place for the display.
Organizers began looking for alternate sites for the 31 crosses after the judge barred the planned display along the Ohio River, saying it would be an unconstitutional endorsement of religion by the city. The crosses were decorated by various churches.
Lehman tells the Evansville Courier & Press that organizers hope many will see the crosses along U.S. 41 on the city's north side.
A church attorney says a decision hasn't been made on appealing the judge's ruling.
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