It was way back in 1930 when the good people of Neosho, Missouri installed a giant, lighted cross in the Big Spring Park. The cross, about 60-feet long, was the centerpiece of the town’s annual Easter sunrise services. And while the sunrise services ended many years ago, the cross remained. For the past 87 years, not a single person in the community complained about the emblem – until last May. That’s when the town received a letter from an out-of-town group of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. They demanded the cross be removed from public property.
That, of course, did not go over well in Neosho.. To read the rest of this story, click on the text above.