‘Offended’ parent can’t remove classroom cross, court decides

A new international court ruling has found that a parent who was “offended” by a schoolroom display of a cross cannot demand that it be removed, a decision U.S. attorneys say will remove one possible reason for activist judges to attack symbols of Christianity in the United States.

The ruling from the European Court of Human Rights concerned a complaint raised by Soile Lautsi on behalf of herself and her two children who opposed the presence of a crucifix in school classrooms in the predominantly Catholic nation of Italy.

A lower court has banished the symbols, but the verdict from the Grand Chamber of the international court concluded that the nation has the right to determine its own teaching atmosphere.



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