Thousands raised for Woonsocket cross
Posted: 5/11/2012 10:20:12 AM
Updated: 5/11/2012 10:39:24 AM
Defense fund for Woonsocket cross raises $15K
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) - The city of Woonsocket has raised $15,000 for a fund established to defend against a potential lawsuit over a monument topped with a cross that has drawn a complaint from an atheist group.
The Woonsocket Call reports that Mayor Leo Fontaine says donations have been coming in from around the country. A local lumber company that's been selling replica crosses presented the city council with a check for more than $1,100.
The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has called for the removal of the cross or monument, which is on city property. The group says it violates the constitutional principle of the separation of church and state.
Fontaine says he will fight to keep the memorial. It honors four soldiers killed in World Wars I and II.
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(5/11/2012 11:14:09 AM) |
A court case will cost approx. $200,000. In order to commit to the court date there will have to be insurance the rest can be raised in order to pay for a loss in court to pay the lawyer fee's of the FFRF. Who is going to guarantee the rest?
It would be best to put this money into moving and restoring the monument. That would be about $10,000 to $15,000
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