Foundation Complains About Cross at Seneca Water Plant
SENECA, S.C. (AP) _ A foundation has filed a complaint about a memorial cross embedded in the stonework at Seneca's water treatment plant
SENECA, S.C. (AP) _ A foundation has filed a complaint about a memorial cross embedded in the stonework at Seneca’s water treatment plant.
Multiple media outlets reported that the Freedom From Religion Foundation says the cross is an unconstitutional display that amounts to government endorsement of Christianity.
Seneca city administrator Greg Dietterick says the city has no comment.
The cross appears to be made of the same kind of stones used in the rock wall. A photo caption from The Daily Journal of Seneca says the cross was embedded in memory of a worker who was killed in a construction accident there.
The foundation says the memorial should be religiously neutral.
The cross is at the end of a dead-end road overlooking Lake Keowee. The cross is not visible from the road.