The ACLU Picked on the Wrong Little Town

The Knightstown Town Council has tabled a resolution that would permanently ban a cross from being displayed on their town square Christmas tree. Workers removed the cross earlier this week after the ACLU filed a lawsuit claiming the Christian symbol violates the First Amendment. It has been a controversial decision, with many neighbors and businesses putting out their own crosses in protest. The town attorney will work with a Christian legal group toward a compromise […] Read the Full Article »

Why a Christmas Cross and Not a Star for Knightstown Indiana?

With all the recent news surrounding Knightstown Indiana and the ACLU lawsuit that forced the removal of our Christmas Cross that sat atop our Christmas tree on the town square, many have questioned the cross and why the town chose a cross instead of the traditional star. The Christmas Cross was handcrafted by a local man and gifted to the town several years ago. It was the acceptance and appreciation of that gift that became […] Read the Full Article »

Video: Welcome to My Hometown – Knightstown Indiana

A week ago, I never dreamed I would see my tiny town caught up in a legal battle that has caught the attention of people around the globe. Until now, we were just a tiny little town whose only claim to fame is the Hoosier Gym that was featured in the Gene Hackman movie Hoosiers back in the 80’s. Let me share this visual with you – this video was created by our son Justin. […] Read the Full Article »

Knightstown Indiana Forced to Remove Christmas Cross

This makes me very sad to share this — This statement was just released by the Knightstown Town Council: It is with regret and sadness that the Knightstown Town Council has had the cross removed from the Christmas tree on the town square and is expected to approve a resolution at the next council meeting stating they will not return the cross to the tree. We could not win the court case brought by the […] Read the Full Article »

ACLU and resident Joseph Tompkins sues Knightstown over Christmas display

Indiana's chapter of the ACLU is suing the town, about 40 miles east of Indianapolis, arguing that the display of a Latin cross on the town square violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution. The suit, brought by Knightstown resident Joseph Tomkins (it's actually Tompkins), requests immediate removal of the cross, monetary damages and a declaration that the cross display violates the First Amendment. Tompkins said he “objects to any of […] Read the Full Article »