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Getting Cross About ACLU Supporter Nonsense

Posted by Adam Graham on May 24, 2007

Batten down the hatches. The Canyon County, Idaho seal is creating a controversy:

Now, if you squint, you’ll notice that a church with a cross on top depicted on the seal of one of Idaho’s most religious counties. If you can’t see the cross, get out a magnifying glass.

According to the Press-Tribune story:

The county’s spokeswoman said the seal reflects the county’s values and that no one complained about the seal when officials presented it to the public and later adopted it in 2005.

County commissioners approved the new seal in November of that year, hoping it would represent modern-day Canyon County. The cross is too small to be visible in many uses of the seal, such as on county letterhead. But it is plainly visible on several larger seals displayed in the County Courthouse.

The seal depicts a scene with a river, hills, livestock, buildings and other items.

“To bring up religion at all is a violation of the Constitution,” Caldwell resident Randy Hooban said. “It’s the wrong mindset for government…”

Hooban noticed the Canyon County seal earlier this year at a Canyon County Democratic Central Committee meeting. He said he contacted the ACLU of Idaho in Boise about the seal and brought the issue up with Canyon County Commissioner Steve Rule…

Canyon County Democratic Chairwoman Maria Gonzalez Mabbutt, who ran against Ferdinand in November, said the seal could be divisive.

“What about individuals in our community that belong to the Baha’i religion and other religions that may not be Christian?” Mabbutt said. “Government should not show favoritism to dominant religion in a community.”

I lay this one right at the feet of the ACLU. I’m trying to imagine how this came about. Here’s the best I can come up with. Mr. Hooban is at the Democratic Central Committee Meeting and he sees the County Seal and looks all over this thing and finds a small cross on a building and decides to sue. It’s a conditioned response, no matter how inane the suit might be.

Hello? Where did common sense go?

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4 Responses to “Getting Cross About ACLU Supporter Nonsense”

  1. I thought that was a lightening rod…LOL.

  2. Adam Graham [Member] said

    It is…for liberal attacks. :)

  3. Found your blog from the carnival and just wanted to say hey! I’m actually from Boise myself, but I’m on the road trying to promote my novel. Self-promotion – blech!

    Anyway, glad to ‘meet’ other bloggers from my hometown. And NOT glad to hear the ACLU is targeting Idaho again.

  4. Adam Graham [Member] said

    Jodi, if you want some real self-promotion, e-mail me. Great to hear from you.

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