GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- A new religious dispute is emerging along the lakeshore, after complaints were made about a faith-based club at two schools. Now, the American Civil Liberties Union is stepping in and school leaders are backing down, at least for now.
From the cross atop Dewey Hill in Grand Haven to the American flag outside Fruitport Middle School, opposing voices have yet to find common ground.
"There was a cross, now there's an issue with the nativity scene. We feel we're just one more step in this process," says Russ Gabel, founder and director of Freewater Experience.
Gabel and his faith-based organization, Freewater Experience, are caught in an age-old debate. After receiving complaints, the ACLU began targeting a club he runs during lunch time at schools in Fruitport and Grand Haven.