A statue of a soldier kneeling before a cross has been removed from a war memorial in North Carolina following a legal threat by a secular organization.
A U.S. Army veteran alongside the group Americans for the Separation of Church and State had filed a lawsuit in 2012 arguing that the display promoted Christianity over other faiths.
The decision to remove the memorial was opposed by many members of the local community, including veterans, who turned out to stage a protest.
King City Council voted 3-2 to approve a settlement, meaning that the city will not display the statue at King Central Park any more.
More than 100 residents and supporters objected to the decision and gathered at the site where veterans knelt in silent protest in front of a wooden cross.
David Dombrosky, a U.S. Air Force veteran said that he was surprised and moved by the response commenting: “It was so beautiful.”
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SOURCE: Christian.org UK