CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Wisconsin-based atheist and agnostic group has sued another southwestern Pennsylvania school district over a monument of the Ten Commandments currently on school grounds..
The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which sued the New Kensington-Arnold School District earlier this month, on Thursday sued the Connellsville Area School District over a similar monument outside its junior high school.
A school attorney declined comment, but residents of the district, about 30 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, have asked the district to fight requests to remove the monument. The nearby Connellsville Church of God has offered to prominently display the five-foot monument and light it up at night.
However, the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court also seeks to prevent the monument from being displayed by the church because it's next to some school athletic fields and might be seen by students.