City Council Votes to Remove Veterans Memorial; Residents Remove Council

City Council Votes to Remove Veterans Memorial; Residents Remove Council

City Council Votes to Remove Veterans Memorial; Residents Remove Council

Political correctness won out in Knoxville, Iowa after an anti-religion group “demanded that a monument featuring a soldier bowing before a white cross” be taken down.

If the city failed to remove the “kneeling soldier,” After Americans United for Separation of Church and State were going to sue.

The city council voted 3-2 in favor of removing the memorial.

Then, this happened…

From BPR:

    The city council in Knoxville, Iowa, will be full of new members in January after a dispute over a veteran’s memorial bearing a cross led voters to boot out the incumbents.

    The council voted to remove the memorial Nov. 2. Voters poured in the very next day to vote them out Nov. 3 in regular elections.

    The city said it did not place the monument but that an unknown person put it there. But they never bothered to move it because, as the town’s mayor Brian Hatch told WHOTV, “The city did not go take it down because at the point we didn’t feel like it had any more significance than as a monument to honor the veterans.”

    Now, the Knoxville monument will be moved to private property and replaced by a different veteran memorial, one that is sure to be free of anyreligious connection.