The borough council of one New Jersey municipality has resisted a humanist group’s demand to remove what was deemed a religious veterans display from the lawn of the public library, voting instead to keep the figure in its place.
The American Humanist Association (AHA) recently sent a letter to Carl Hokanson, the mayor of Roselle Park, to
demand that a silhouette of a soldier kneeling before a cross grave marker be removed. Hokanson had purchased the cutout with his personal money and donated it to the public library as a memorial to fallen soldiers. “This letter demands that the cross display be removed immediately,” AHA’s correspondence, written by attorney Monica Miller, read. “If not, you are inviting litigation.” READ MORE