San Antonio, TX

The City of San Antonio provided funds to a private contractor to create a tower to serve as a marker for the entrance of Texas A&M’s San Antonio campus, and Texas A&M agreed to allow its seal to be displayed on the tower. When built, the tower featured three crosses on each face, just above Texas A&M’s seal. AU wrote to the City and Texas A&M, explaining that it is unconstitutional for the government to affiliate itself with religion by financing a building that displays religious iconography and by associating a public university’s seal with that iconography. The crosses were then removed from the tower.