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BUHLER, Kan. (AP) - The central Kansas town of Buhler is redesigning its seal after a group called the Freedom from Religion Foundation complained that it contained a religious cross.
The Hutchinson News reports that the city also will replace a large sign in the city's park that also contained a religious cross.
Mayor Daniel Friesen says city officials sought legal opinions from several different sources before making the decision to alter the seal.
Residents were informed of the decision in an email Friday. The cross has been part of the city's seal since 1988.
The Freedom from Religion Foundation sent a letter to the city in September.
The organization argued that the sign violates the Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution.
The group said including the cross indicated government endorsement of Christianity.
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