Texas Requires Christian Cross on Roadside Memorials

Discussion of state-church separatio issues, violations, etc
Post Reply
tim
Posts: 84
Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:13 pm

Texas Requires Christian Cross on Roadside Memorials

Post by tim »

http://forward.com/news/national/379002 ... and-state/

>> They say that everything is bigger in Texas. Not so for the separation of church and state. In that great state, the families of motorcyclists killed in traffic collisions can pay a fee of $350 to have a sign with their loved one’s name on it erected it at the scene. After one year, the sign is taken down and the families are allowed to keep it. Every sign is required to feature a red, Christian-style cross on top. “It’s something of a myth, the separation of church and state in the United States,” said Walter Buenger, chief historian of the Texas State Historical Association. “It is especially true since about the 1950s in a place like Texas.” The law stipulating crosses on roadside memorials was passed in 2011. This summer, Texas lawmakers are grappling with several other bills that experts say have religious backstories. The most well-known item is the so-called “bathroom bill,” which would restrict the kinds of bathrooms transgender individuals could use in public buildings and schools. Buenger said the bathroom bill “clearly has religious overtones.” But state lawmakers are loath to admit it. <<

And Texas will spend taxpayers' money to defend these religious impositions when lawsuits are brought against them.
Post Reply