(American Thinker) -- Joseph Tompkins is an "irreparable harm" survivor. He's the guy who got the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to force a small Indiana town to remove a cross from atop its municipal Christmas tree on Monday.
Mr. Tompkins, who must be blessed with remarkably selective eyesight, was "forced to come into direct and unwelcome contact" with the cross on top of the tree in the public square as he drove through Knightstown, causing him "irreparable harm," said the ACLU lawsuit filed on Dec. 8 on his behalf.
While Mr. Tompkins may have won his legal battle, he's lost the culture war, as local residents have responded by displaying hundreds of crosses on everything from buildings to car antennas.
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Now, instead of one cross on a stationary tree, an army of crosses is crisscrossing the city on public streets paid for with Mr. Tompkins's very own tax dollars. Plus, the town Christmas tree is still there, awash with lights and ornaments. City officials can "Christianize" it with a star on top or an angel if they're so inclined.