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Michigan Civil Rights Group Calls for Cross Removal

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Michigan Civil Rights Group Calls for Cross Removal

Civil rights activists say a large cross that's been in Jackson County for nearly 70 years should be removed because it's on state-owned land.

March 24, 2018, at 10:04 a.m.

GRASS LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Critics say a large white cross that's been in Jackson County for nearly 70 years should be removed because it's on state-owned land.

The Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists received a complaint and asked the state Department of Natural Resources to remove the cross, which has been on Sackrider Hill since 1950, the Jackson Citizen Patriot reported.

"What authority did the state think it had to allow a permanent religious symbol on public land?" said Mitch Kahle, co-founder of the association. "We expect the state will remove it. Courts are not favorable to crosses on public property."

The DNR is reviewing the complaint and consulting with the attorney general's office, spokesman Ed Golder said.

The cross is the site of an annual Easter Sunday church service hosted by the Grass Lake Ministerial Association. The service will be held as planned this year, said the Rev. Melvin Parker.

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https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/michigan/articles/2018-03-24/michigan-civil-rights-group-calls-for-cross-removal

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