Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Austrian Court Rules Crosses Can Stay in School; Atheist Sought "World of Pluralism" for Daughter

The Constitutional Court in Vienna today (March 16, 2011) ruled that crosses hung up in kindergartens are no "preference in favor of certain religions," the Austrian Times website reports.

The issue was dealt with by Austria's high court, after a Lower Austrian atheist took provincial childcare and education authorities to court.

The family father argued he wanted his daughter to grow up "in an open-minded world of pluralism."

The court's verdict says, in effect, that crosses are no violation of religious freedom.

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