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Council members at small Indiana town want cross returned to Christmas tree

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Indiana town's city council says it will work to keep a controversial cross on top of the town's Christmas tree.

Officials in Knightstown took the cross down from a city Christmas tree earlier this month because of an ACLU lawsuit. The lawsuit claimed the cross was a religious display that had no business being on town property.

The town took the cross down to avoid a potentially costly legal battle.

Now, some residents are calling on city council members to change their minds.

Here's what one person had to say at Thursday's meeting:

"I'm just going to cut to the chase on what I think of the members who don't have a backbone. We don't need to be puppets on a string."

Another person put it this way: "Removing the cross and banning the cross in the future is a violation of the First Amendment and it will be challenged."

Council members ultimately agreed to work to keep the cross in the town Christmas display.

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