(TULSA WORLD) DENVER – An appeals court gave new life Tuesday to a lawsuit of a man who claims a Native American image on Oklahoma’s license plates violates his religious rights as a Christian by portraying Indian religion.
The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 that a judge in Oklahoma City erred last year by throwing out the lawsuit of Keith Cressman, an Oklahoma City-area resident.
Cressman, who says he “adheres to historic Christian beliefs,” objects to the image of a Native American shooting an arrow toward the sky. He claims the image unconstitutionally contradicts his Christian beliefs by depicting Indian religious beliefs, and that he shouldn’t have to display the image.