Inland Empire News
Controversial cross stolen from Mojave Desert
NIPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- A controversial war memorial cross has been stolen from its longtime home in the Mojave Desert, authorities said Tuesday.
The cross had been challenged by critics who argued that a religious symbol shouldn't be allowed on public land, but the U.S. Supreme Court refused to order it removed last month.
Officials said the thieves cut the bolts holding the metal-pipe cross down and took it either late Sunday or early Monday.
The cross was erected in 1934 by the Veterans of Foreign Wars to honor World War I casualties.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.
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