A junior college in New Mexico has been forced by the nation’s largest atheist legal group to remove several Christian crosses that were previously displayed throughout the public school campus.
New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs has taken down a number of crosses that were either hung up or displayed in several areas throughout the campus after the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter to the college’s President Kelvin Sharp earlier this month.
The letter was written by FFRF legal fellow Christopher line and sent on Jan. 18.
“It is our understanding that New Mexico Junior College has numerous crosses on display. We understand that there is a cross in the main reception area of the Ben Alexander Student Center that sits on the counter and faces the public,” the letter reads. “We also understand that several offices, including the cashier’s office, contain crosses that are easily visible to anyone visiting or passing by these offices.”