Thursday, April 30, 2009
LOS ANGELES, CA - The ACLU has sued Los Angeles County over the shape of telephone poles, claiming they resemble a cross. "This is a clear violation of the separation of church and state," said ACLU attorney Meena Groat-Campington. There has been no response from the County Board of Supervisors, though insiders say the Board is traditionally "pre-surrendered" to any ACLU threat. Groat-Campington added, "To erase a hostile atmosphere, we're asking the County to reshape all the telephone poles. Nothing fancy; just make them less 'crossy.'"