GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hundreds packed the Loutit District Library for a panel discussion Wednesday evening, to debate whether Grand Haven should continue to raise a 48-foot cross on city-owned Dewey Hill.
Each Summer, First Reformed Church pays the city to put up the cross for 10 Sundays for an event called Worship on the Waterfront.
One group is now publicly calling for a halt to the cross raising.
That group says it violates the separation of church and state and claims that equal access is not granted to other groups to use the space. Some opponents also say it makes some people who aren't Christians feel like outsiders in their own community.
A group who wants to keep the cross there says it feels since the church rents the space during those weeks, it has the right to display the cross temporarily.