(United Press International) The town of King, N.C., agreed to remove a public statue of a soldier praying near a cross after a veteran filed a lawsuit complaining it promoted Christianity.
U.S. Army veteran and former police officer Steven Hewett filed the lawsuit two years ago protesting the public display of religion at a veterans memorial park. The statue was erected in 2010.
The King City Council voted 3-2 on Jan. 6 to remove the statue because the legal battle exceeded the city's insurance policy limits.
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