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 his tax dollars going to pay for the erection or maintenance of the display or the lighting of it,” according to court documents. The documents go on to say that every day, Tompkins “is forced to come into direct and unwelcome contact” with the cross on top of the tree as he drives through town. This, it says, has caused him “irreparable harm,” which can only be remedied by taking the cross down and paying Tompkins monetary damages.
How laughable is that? Really?
After doing a little digging on this Liberal snowflake, I found he has been sued a number of times by collections and in June of this year, his home was foreclosed on and was sold in a sheriff sale. So I have to wonder why he is so willing to have MY tax dollars help cover his being irresponsible but then argues how he wants HIS tax dollars spent? IF he actually pays any. Given his history of financial irresponsibility, I have to think he pays very little, if any tax whatsoever.
UPDATE: As a local, I have heard from his relatives that he is 38, and lives with his mother. He either works for cash or does not work in order to maximize his government entitlements. He is nothing more than a fragile snowflake looking for a financial windfall to afford him a safe space on Easy Street. My heart aches for his family. What a shame and disgrace he is. The pennies HIS tax dollars would have paid toward the display, IF he were a tax payer would have been miniscule compared to the tax dollars he is sucking up on the government entitlements he receives. I take SEERIOUS issue with MY legitimate tax dollars going to support this buffoon.
Back to the story…
The town square in Knightstown, a public area, is dominated by a large evergreen tree. During the Christmas season, it is decorated by the town with lights and ornaments, according to the complaint filed in U.S. District Court this week.
At the top of the tree is a large cross, which is illuminated at night. According to the lawsuit, the cross has been placed on the top of the tree for a number of years. There are no other holiday decorations on the square – so says the IndyStar – however, Knightstown IS my hometown and there are plenty of decorations throughout the town. Honestly, I would love to see every house in town put a sizeable cross on full display on their front lawn. If one cross on top of a very tall evergreen disturbs this asshat, then I could only hope a cross in every yard in town might drive him out of town and hopefully out of state.
Whether the court decides to remove the cross in Knightstown, polls show that a majority of Americans support government acknowledgment of religion.
In a 2005 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 83 percent of Americans said displays of Christmas symbols should be allowed on government property. In another 2005 Pew poll, 74 percent of Americans said they believed it was proper to display the Ten Commandments in government buildings.
I am beyond disgusted by this lawsuit. My precious, quaint little town is being targeted by a greedy, selfish, over-entitled snowflake that has run out of money, women, time and is looking to win the Liberal Lotto and live out his life on easy street before Donald Trump takes office and as Christians, we will no longer fear retribution for saying Merry Christmas or for praying in school, or for keeping God in our pledge.
Please leave your comments here – let me know what you think about this lawsuit that’s coming against this tiny town in the heart of the Midwest.