Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc. FFRF.org

Cross removed from Illinois city mural

Vol. 37 No. 05 June/July 2020
Effingham mural without the Latin cross. (Submitted photo)                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

FFRF was successful in persuading the city of Effingham, Ill., to remove an image of a cross from a mural outside a tunnel under a street overpass facing a school. The removal occurred around May 23, according to the Effingham Daily News.

Painted in 2001, the city mural previously showed an American flag with a white Latin cross with light emanating from it. FFRF sent a letter Dec. 18 to Mayor Mike Schutzbach after hearing about it from a concerned citizen.