Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Mojave Cross torn down by vandals
The Press-Enterprise ^

Posted on 05/11/2010 8:51:11 AM PDT by GeronL

The 76-year-old Mojave Cross war memorial in San Bernardino County's High Desert has been torn down by vandals, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the religious symbol could remain -- at least temporarily -- on public land.

Sometime Sunday night, the cross was taken down from its perch atop Sunrise Rock in the Mojave National Preserve, according to Liberty Institute, a group that represented veterans groups and caretakers of the cross in the recent Supreme Court Case.

"This is an outrage, akin to desecrating people's graves," said institute president Kelly Shackelford. "It's a disgraceful attack on the selfless sacrifice of our veterans. We will not rest until this memorial is re-installed."

(Excerpt) Read more at pe.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: aclu; antichristian; antitheism; atheistsupremacists; cross; democrats; leftwingextremism; liberalbigots; liberalism; mojavecross; unamerican; vandals; whatgoesaround; willcomearound
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-181 next last

1 posted on 05/11/2010 8:51:12 AM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Gay democrat party terrorists, oops I meant “activists.”


2 posted on 05/11/2010 8:52:30 AM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Ah, the tolerance of the left.

Their God-given conscience won’t leave them alone when there are reminders like this in our culture - that’s why they MUST get rid of every reference to the truth.


3 posted on 05/11/2010 8:52:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

These people are making Nihilism look good.


4 posted on 05/11/2010 8:53:48 AM PDT by Del Rapier
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

They need to make one out of heavy steel.


5 posted on 05/11/2010 8:54:00 AM PDT by RC2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Watch the fight that mounts when they try to replace it.


6 posted on 05/11/2010 8:54:08 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

More violence conducted by the left.


7 posted on 05/11/2010 8:54:08 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: theDentist

Find out where Newdow was.


8 posted on 05/11/2010 8:54:28 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: theDentist

The courts probably won’t let them replace it.


9 posted on 05/11/2010 8:55:37 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Probably Muslims re-enacting the destruction of the historic Buddhas in Afghanistan.

They are shameless vandals and iconoclasts.


10 posted on 05/11/2010 8:55:57 AM PDT by ZULU
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember

Where was Elen Kagan last night?


11 posted on 05/11/2010 8:56:11 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember

Do you think we’ll see hate crime charges applied to those responsible?


12 posted on 05/11/2010 8:56:21 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: RC2

Yes!


13 posted on 05/11/2010 8:56:26 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Horrible news! I bet they find out who did it, though.

Anyone arrogant and brazen enough to tear down a cross, not to mention such a high-profile one, is going to HAVE to blab to someone about it.


14 posted on 05/11/2010 8:56:48 AM PDT by Constitution Day
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RC2

They need to make one out of (electrified) heavy steel.


15 posted on 05/11/2010 8:57:10 AM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

I doubt it. Wonder if the cops start investigating it, 6 days later. Like in the New Orleans beat down.


16 posted on 05/11/2010 8:57:15 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Wouldn’t surprise me if the Government gave Special Ops orders to go out and remove it.. with the help of a Blackhawk helicopter.


17 posted on 05/11/2010 8:57:20 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RC2
They need to make one out of heavy steel.

And electrify it.

18 posted on 05/11/2010 8:57:23 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberal Logic: Mandatory health insurance is constitutional - enforcing immigration law is not.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: IYAS9YAS

Land mines would work also.


19 posted on 05/11/2010 8:58:06 AM PDT by RC2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: FormerACLUmember; MrB

I’m betting that they spray painted a message on it................


20 posted on 05/11/2010 8:58:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Constitution Day

They will probably have it for sale on eBay or craigslist by tonight. This person should go to federal prison.


21 posted on 05/11/2010 9:00:15 AM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: IYAS9YAS

How about irradiate it too... Like a Cobalt-60 cross?


22 posted on 05/11/2010 9:02:35 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Bastards. Bastards, bastards.


23 posted on 05/11/2010 9:02:43 AM PDT by vpintheak (Love of God, Family and Country has made me an extremist.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
Aren't the Vandals from Europe?

Or are they one of several types of ghost-walking or dream-invading demons/vampires(Vandellas) and know Martha?

24 posted on 05/11/2010 9:02:48 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

God’s wrath is nothing to mess with !


25 posted on 05/11/2010 9:02:50 AM PDT by Java4Jay
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Freedom of speech is OK as long as you’re displaying some marxist icon or the crucified Christ in a jar of urine. Bet the White House is enjoying this along with the other socialist asswipes in this country. November can’t get here soon enough.


26 posted on 05/11/2010 9:02:53 AM PDT by raisin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RC2

It should have a couple of automatically operated twin 50s for when anything approaches within a half mile.


27 posted on 05/11/2010 9:04:06 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

and whaddya want to bet that the National Park Service will be conveniently “lacking the funds to rebuild it”??

This is looking to be the most chilling part of Obama’s M.O., like his setbacks on Net Neutrality, Cap n Tax or anything else. He won’t take no for an answer, will just come back and take another run at it from a more devious angle.


28 posted on 05/11/2010 9:04:10 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MrB
Their God-given conscience won’t leave them alone when there are reminders like this in our culture - that’s why they MUST get rid of every reference to the truth.

They'll get what they have coming.

29 posted on 05/11/2010 9:04:35 AM PDT by houeto (Get drinking water from your ditch - http://www.junglebucket.com/Jungle-Bucket-1.htm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Time for some vigilante justice ...


30 posted on 05/11/2010 9:04:36 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Integrity, Honesty, Character, & Loyalty still matter)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

P.S. Someone needs to start a website to take donations towards the reward for the arrest, conviction, and assbeating of these government operatives.


31 posted on 05/11/2010 9:05:16 AM PDT by raisin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

It’s like it’s against the law to express religion.


32 posted on 05/11/2010 9:05:20 AM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BuckeyeTexan

3-7-77


33 posted on 05/11/2010 9:05:55 AM PDT by Paladin2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

When you finally realize or accept that all vestiges of Christianity and Judaism must be wiped out in order for the agenda currently underway to proceed, then you will have wisdom. That is why there is enmity between the world and Israel, and since most Jews and Christians have resolved the past issues that divided us, Christians are now enemies as well. The Church will leave, the Jews will put it all together and understand the last chapter of their story — salvation came through the Jew. The Jew was to be a light to the world and will be the last to leave and turn out the lights — but only for a time. THEN it’s OUR turn. All paths DO lead to God. The Muslims are right, without Jesus, there will be a scale and marbles, both black and white, will be added for good deeds and bad. Hindus will achieve nothingness. Buddhists will have an eternal bus ride. They WILL get face time with God. We’ll see how it works out for them, for we will judge angels and men. I’m basically a coward. I’m a huge screw-up. I’m relying solely on Jesus. There is no plan B.


34 posted on 05/11/2010 9:07:58 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Does anyone know what happened to the cross itself? The article says it was “taken down,” but no more. Was it destroyed? Taken away? Burned? Desecrated?

Typical idiot reporter. No obvious bias, but he never learned that readers want to know the FACTS.

It would certainly be nice if the original, historic cross could be restored. But if not, then replaced.


35 posted on 05/11/2010 9:08:35 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Constitution Day

“Horrible news! I bet they find out who did it, though.”

Don’t bet real money on it. They still haven’t found the perp or perps who torched Sarah Palin’s church in December, 2008 while some women and children were inside.

But it’s not like they aren’t trying... /sarc

- JP


36 posted on 05/11/2010 9:09:20 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("Every time a Democrat mocks Sarah Palin, an independent gets its wings." - JP)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Hate crimes. Let’s see if the MSM picks this up.


37 posted on 05/11/2010 9:09:44 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL; pissant

Where’s the outrage ping!


38 posted on 05/11/2010 9:10:05 AM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
Time to stop begging...
TIME FOR SOMEBODY TO GO GET 0BAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE!
This is the way it works.
39 posted on 05/11/2010 9:10:34 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (NEW TAG ====> **REPEAL OR REBEL!** -- Islam Delenda Est! -- Rumble thee forth)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
Philippians 3:18-19 (NKJV)

"For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame—who set their mind on earthly things."

40 posted on 05/11/2010 9:11:50 AM PDT by 444Flyer (We shall not be moved.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Don’t beg anymore. Just do it.


41 posted on 05/11/2010 9:13:01 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (NEW TAG ====> **REPEAL OR REBEL!** -- Islam Delenda Est! -- Rumble thee forth)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

OMG! EVIL on PARADE!!


42 posted on 05/11/2010 9:13:43 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

0zeros would be all of the hate crime if it were some Muslim symbol that was vandalized. We’d hear about that until the end of days....


43 posted on 05/11/2010 9:15:38 AM PDT by MissyMack66
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 444Flyer

Oh thank you for reminding me right off the start today that our the enemies of the cross are enemies of my Blessed Savior.

God Help us !!


44 posted on 05/11/2010 9:15:39 AM PDT by pollywog ("Under His Wings".........Psalm 91:4)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Obama reset union recruiting rules to favor union organizers, unchanged for 76 years..

Memorial Cross standing for 76 years torn down..

pattern ??

MMM MMmm mmmm


45 posted on 05/11/2010 9:16:14 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL
Left wing. They're all a bunch of animals. How can they live with themselves? How can anyone have anything to do with these freaks?
Sorry, but there's something seriously wrong in their heads. It's as if they were raised by rats.
It never fails. If something is good, rightous, clean, or life giving, they dispise it. If it's vile, vulger, deadly, or diseased, they're all for it.
46 posted on 05/11/2010 9:16:49 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Bad JuJU will follow those who desecrated this monument.. Bad JuJu.. wouldn’t want to be them..


47 posted on 05/11/2010 9:17:23 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Not surprised. Hopefully whoever did it will get what is due them and soon.


48 posted on 05/11/2010 9:19:18 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

“The courts probably won’t let them replace it.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/05/11/thieves-steal-mojave-desert-memorial-cross-nighttime-heist/

The 75-year-old monument was the target of a legal challenge from the ACLU, which charged the cross is a religious symbol that shouldn’t be allowed on public land. The U.S. Supreme Court last month refused to order that it be torn down, as the land had already been sold to private owners.


49 posted on 05/11/2010 9:19:30 AM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: RC2
A good security guard should do the trick...


50 posted on 05/11/2010 9:19:39 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-100101-150151-181 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson