This is going beyond silly.
A federal lawsuit was filed against a city last year, and will proceed to trial in November. The lawsuit alleges that because the city’s logo includes three crosses, the city is promoting religion violating the First Amendment to the US Constitution.
The lawsuit also claims that by requiring prospective employees to sign their application, which includes the city logo, which includes three crosses, the city is in violation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. I would assume the plaintiffs are claiming damages under Title VII, which prohibits discrimination in employment in any business on the basis of religion, among other things.
You’ll note I’ve so far refrained from pointing on the name of the city. I’ve done so because the crosses are not just thrown on the logo for fun. They’re part of the history of the city, going back to the 18th century. In fact, they’re even part of the name of the city: Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Sigh. Are they going to force the city to change its name as well?