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Atheist group weighs legal action in cross case

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LIBERTY, Ind. (AP) - An attorney for a group of atheists and agnostics who oppose Indiana's decision to erect a sculpture featuring a cross in a state park says the group is considering suing over the matter.

Gov. Mike Pence said Tuesday he fully supports the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' decision to accept the donated wooden sculpture that includes a 14-inch-tall cross for display at Whitewater Memorial State Park, located about 65 miles east of Indianapolis.

But the Freedom From Religion Foundation's attorney, Rebecca Markert, says the Madison, Wisconsin-based group believes it's unconstitutional to put a religious-themed memorial in a state park.

She says the group is considering legal action, but it can be difficult to find local plaintiffs because they can face scorn if they're named publicly in a suit.

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