Montana Lawmakers Advocate for Jesus Statue
Montana Attorney General Tim Fox says he supports keeping a six-foot-tall statue of Jesus on U.S. Forest Service land next to a Whitefish ski hill.
Fox is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a federal judge's January ruling, which allows the Forest Service to renew a permit for the statue at Whitefish Mountain Resort.
Twenty members of Congress submitted a separate brief supporting the request.
A district judge says the Jesus statue is used more for photo opportunities and as a meeting point than for religious reflection.