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Pensacola cross sparks legal battlePENSACOLA, Fla. (BP) -- The city of Pensacola, Fla., has appealed a federal judge's ruling that a 34-foot-tall cross in one of its public parks must be removed.
The city, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, filed a 155-page brief in the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Sept. 26 claiming those who filed suit lack legal standing to bring a complaint and that the cross does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban of government-established religion. Becket is a conservative, Washington-based nonprofit organization focused on defending religious liberty. Read More