Las Cruces Crosses on Logo Update

Las Cruces, New Mexico, has been sued by one of the enlightened to remove the crosses that have been part of the city logo for many, many years. Never mind that the name "Las Cruces" is Spanish for "The Crosses", the mere presence of the crosses on the seal was enough to apparently trouble Paul Weinbaum, Olivia Weinbaum and Martin Boyd so thoroughly that they felt a need to foist their collective viewpoint on the rest of the city by bringing a lawsuit against Las Cruces to have the crosses removed (but, of course, such a suit doesn't change the offense since he still lives in a city named "the Crosses" -- I guess that was the planned follow-up suit).

In a fit of common sense, the judge has now thrown out the lawsuit:

A judge has rejected an effort to prohibit the city of Las Cruces from using Christian crosses on its logos or vehicles.

U-S District Judge Robert Brack yesterday dismissed the lawsuit filed by Paul Weinbaum of Las Cruces, his daughter Olivia Weinbaum and Martin Boyd.

Of course, Mr. Weinbaum says he'll appeal. Let's hope that the New Mexico court of appeals shows the same common sense as Judge Brack.

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