Atheist threatens to sue about Illinois cross monument funding

Friday, May 28, 2010 | 10:49 a.m. CDT; updated 3:41 p.m. CDT, Friday, May 28, 2010

ST. LOUIS — Farmers sold pigs to help raise money to build the towering cross on southern Illinois' highest point as a year-round testament to faith. The 11-story monument draws thousands of visitors each year, and supporters say it has promoted self-growth and reflection for nearly half a century.