Anger at request to remove garden Virgin Mary statue

Every morning, each member of the Samona family stops to pray in front of a small statue of the Virgin Mary that adorns the flower bed in the yard of their Novi, Detroit home.

They pause again in front of the tiny statue when they return home at day’s end. It’s been part of the family’s routine since they moved into the Tollgate Woods neighborhood in 2003

On Tuesday, the Samonas received a letter from their homeowners association, stating that the Virgin Mary figure and other pieces of statuary in their yard were in violation of neighborhood policies.

The family believes it’s discrimination. Read more

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