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Lawyer thinks Jesus statue will stay on ski hill

WHITEFISH (AP) — An attorney for a conservative Christian group is confident a judge will uphold a decision by the Flathead National Forest to renew a permit for a 6-foot-tall Jesus statue on Big Mountain near Whitefish.

CeCe Heil with the American Center for Law and Justice said case law that discourages the government from being "hostile" to religion favors the agency, the Daily Inter Lake ( ) reported.

"The government's position in this case is well supported," Heil said Monday on a teleconference call to those attending a town hall held by Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont, at...


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