(Fox News) A city in Missouri announced a giant cross located in Christian County will be moved off public land after an atheist group complained.

In November, the Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, or FFRF, sent a letter to Ozark, a city of less than 20,000, targeting a giant lighted blue cross that was part of the city’s annual Christmas Lights in Finley River Park.

FFRF’s legal director, Rebecca Markert, wrote the illuminated cross is not a permissible city holiday decoration, pointing to a federal court case that found a cross unconstitutional as part of a city display because it is not a common Christmas symbol but a Christian one.

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