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Effingham Removes Cross From Mural After Outside Pressure

After pressure from a group that advocates for the removal of religion from public spaces, a south-central Illinois town has painted over part of a mural that depicted a cross that is a well-known landmark for area citizens.

The mural painted on an overpass next to Effingham High School depicts an American flag stretching across a green landscape towards an illuminated cross that resembles “The Cross at the Crossroads” which stands as a landmark along Interstates 57 and 70. The 198-foot tall cross was installed in 2001 by a faith-based group.

In a May 20, 2020 press release, the city …

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Will The City of Effingham Consider a Ban on Marijuana Retail Sales?

Written by Julia Reinthaler and David E. Smith

Elected officials in the City of Effingham are considering zoning ordinances and guidelines for marijuana sales within city limits. It is imperative that local officials hear from pro-family residents, especially the clergy! They need to hear your concerns about the consequences of marijuana sales in the area. They need to be urged to prohibit sales in the community.

The next regular City Council Meeting will be held at the Effingham City Council Chambers on January 21st at 5 PM.

Don’t let proponents deceive you with their “tax revenues” talking points. According to …

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Wisconsin Group Tries to Force Illinois City to Remove Cross From Mural

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has sent a letter to a south central Illinois City seeking removal of a cross from a mural painted near a local high school. A petition, which now has over 23,000 signatures, has been started to protest the effort and people in the area are rallying in support of the cross.

The mural, painted on an overpass next to Effingham High School, depicts an American flag stretching across a green landscape towards an illuminated cross that resembles “The Cross at the Crossroads,” a landmark which stands along Interstates 57 and 70. The 198-foot …

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