A RELIGIOUS MONUMENT THAT'S BEEN IN A SANDPOINT PARK
FOR THE LAST FOUR DECADES -- COULD BE COMING DOWN.
AND, THE REMOVAL IS NOT SITTING WELL WITH SOME PEOPLE.
FROM OUR NORTH IDAHO NEWSROOM TONIGHT - KXLY4'S MELISSA
LUCK TELLS WHY NEIGHBORS SAY THE 10 COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT
SHOULD STAY PUT.
FOR ALMOST 42 YEARS - IT'S SAT IN FARMIN PARK - VERY
you might not even know it's there
BUT FOR SOME PEOPLE, IT CARRIES SIGNIFICANT MEANING.
we put it here for a reason
THE 10 COMMANDMENTS MONUMENT WAS GIVEN TO SANDPOINT
AS A GIFT FROM THE EAGLES.
BUT THE STATUE MIGHT *NOT BE STANDING HERE FOR MUCH
that's ours, it's been here most of my life and i
don't want it taken away just because someone feels
upset about it
THAT SOMEONE IS -- THE FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION,
BASED IN WISCONSIN.
THEY SENT A LETTER TO THE MAYOR'S OFFICE ASKING FOR
THE REMOVAL OF THE STATUE.
SANDPOINT NATIVE MARK WATTS IS OUTRAGED!
tolerance is supposed to be - i put up with what you
believe and you put up with what i believe and you
don't take away what i have and i don't take away
what you have
WORD SPREAD FAST ABOUT THE POSSIBLE REMOVAL.
THIS AFTERNOON - AT LEAST 100 PEOPLE GATHERED TO PROTEST
- WITH SIGNS AND HANDWRITTEN NOTES.
they need to get a heart and look at the situation,
it would be just like if they had a headstone for
their parents and all of a sudden someone wanted to
take it away from them - wouldn't they be hurt
THE CITY DIDN'T WANT TO COMMENT TO KXLY ON CAMERA.
THEY SAY THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT A POSSIBLE LAWSUIT
AND, ARE TRYING TO DECIDE THE BEST ACTION TO TAKE.
if you don't like it, walk down the other side of
the street, because it's not doing anything to you
THE CITY ATTORNEY SAYS THE ISSUE WILL LIKELY BE PUT
ON CITY COUNCIL AGENDA.
JUDGING BY THE MASSIVE PRESENCE OF THIS PASSIONATE
GROUP - THOSE *IN FAVOR OF THE MONUMENT AREN'T GIVING
UP WITHOUT A FIGHT!
MELISSA LUCK, KXLY 4 NEWS