New Jersey man ordered to remove cross from his front yard
August 04, 2011
Citing zoning ordinances, officials in Livingston, New Jersey, have twice ordered a homeowner to remove a cross from his front yard.
Patrick Racaniello placed the first cross, which measured 31-by-19 inches, on a tree in commemoration of Lent. Police ordered him to remove the cross following a complaint from a neighbor.
The township’s attorney has told the Alliance Defense Fund, which defends religious liberty, that “he is recommending changes to Livingston’s ordinance so no one can use it to apply to crosses.”
- Editorial: Livingston man should not be hassled for wooden cross in yard (Newark Star-Ledger)
- Cross on Livingston resident's lawn becomes First Amendment flashpoint (Newark Star-Ledger)
- NJ man double-crossed by town for displaying two crosses in front yard (Alliance Defense Fund)
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