OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) A group that believes a statue in a northeast Kansas arboretum is obscene has filed a petition to empanel a grand jury to consider whether the statue should be moved.
The American Family Association of Kansas and Missouri filed the petition in Johnson County Court Tuesday. The group contends a statue at the Overland Park Arboretum that shows a woman with her breasts exposed violates a state law against promoting obscenity to children.
The director of the group, Phillip Cosby, says members collected 4,700 signatures. The Kansas City Star reports the group needs just under 3,700 valid signatures. If enough signatures are verified, a grand jury would have to be empaneled within 60 days.
Overland Park officials have said they do not intend to remove or relocate the sculpture.