SALT LAKE CITY — Pleasant Grove is asking a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit by a Salt Lake City religious group that wants to erect a monument in a city park.
But Summum, a small sect based on Gnostic Christianity, asked U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball to allow it to erect a display of its Seven Aphorisms while the suit is pending.
The group is seeking equal space for its own marker in the park that has a Ten Commandments monument.
At issue are the Establishment Clauses in the state and federal constitutions, which prohibit the promotion of one religion over another.
Kimball says he will issue a ruling later in the dispute.
— Associated Press