Crosses are going up in government buildings in the German state of Bavaria.
Beginning today, a new law states that, “A clearly visible cross must be placed in the entrance area of every service building to serve as a reminder of the historical and cultural influence of Bavaria.”
That includes not only police stations and government administration buildings, but also some state-run museums, theaters, schools and universities.
The new law has rankled Germany’s left-wing establishment and media, which has been attacking it in news articles. A reporter for Germany’s public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle posted a video on Twitter asking if Bavaria was now a “theocracy” and said “For centuries, brave men and women have dedicated their lives to fight the Church in order to achieve more freedom, more equality and more human rights.”