Regarding calls for the removal of the cross of Jacques Marquette in Ludington, Michigan, if a person finds the cross offensive and distracting, then do not look at it. Maybe the person should concentrate on backing the boat in the water or use another ramp or different lake. Has the person ever driven through Illinois and seen those ugly fields in the winter? I find that offensive and ugly, but I am not trying to change it. Maybe the township should draw a circle around the cross and deed it to a local church or make it a cemetery. We have seen this locally in Wisconsin. Also, a cross does not make it religious, either.