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Atheists Force Woman to Remove Cross Honoring Dead Son
GOPUSA ^ | March 8, 2014 | Bobby Eberle

Posted on 03/08/2014 9:38:16 AM PST by Jacob Kell

There has been so much news lately of schools, organizations, and individuals being harassed by atheist groups, but this one sets a new low. In this case, a grieving mother erected a roadside cross where her son was killed, and now an atheist group has forced her to take it down. What is wrong with these people???

As reported by The Press Enterprise, a roadside cross was erected for 19-year-old Anthony Vincent Devaney who in May 2012 was killed crossing a street.

A complaint prompted the American Humanist Association in Washington, D.C., to intervene, contending the placement of the symbol in the city right-of-way violated the separation of church and state.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: aha; atheism; atheistjerks; atheists; cross; eberle; purge
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Why doesn't she sue back? The reason why the Left gets away with so much crap is because we basically let them.
1 posted on 03/08/2014 9:38:17 AM PST by Jacob Kell
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To: Jacob Kell

Not atheists. Anti-theists.


2 posted on 03/08/2014 9:39:22 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Jacob Kell

If the state takes it down, doesn’t THAT violate the separation of church and state?


3 posted on 03/08/2014 9:40:27 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Jacob Kell

I think they’re communists. The communists didn’t think they could take over the country as long as we are religious.

Besides, what happened to “freedom OF religion”?????


4 posted on 03/08/2014 9:41:01 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: AppyPappy
If the state takes it down, doesn’t THAT violate the separation of church and state?

Nice.
5 posted on 03/08/2014 9:42:14 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Jacob Kell

There’s a law in NM protecting descansos.


6 posted on 03/08/2014 9:42:32 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Jacob Kell

They always forget the “Or Prohibit the Free Exercise thereof” part.


7 posted on 03/08/2014 9:43:22 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Jacob Kell

These people need a country of their own.


8 posted on 03/08/2014 9:43:30 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: AppyPappy

Yes it does, in the classic sense!!


9 posted on 03/08/2014 9:44:22 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: Jacob Kell

What dogs in mangers they are.

Well they’re kind of right about reminders of faith. They might actually encourage someone to resist what an atheist is urging.


10 posted on 03/08/2014 9:44:27 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jacob Kell

This is very sick. Lowest scum.


11 posted on 03/08/2014 9:45:06 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Jacob Kell
If I was her I'd just keep replacing it every time it was removed.And when the cops eventually came to take me away I'd make sure there were cameras galore to record the event.
12 posted on 03/08/2014 9:45:33 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Jacob Kell
Dear atheists

Defend this...


13 posted on 03/08/2014 9:45:43 AM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: darkwing104

That’s a depiction of what? I don’t get the clue.


14 posted on 03/08/2014 9:46:21 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: duckman
These people need a country of their own.

In the middle of the Atlantic.

15 posted on 03/08/2014 9:46:22 AM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: AppyPappy

bttt


16 posted on 03/08/2014 9:46:43 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: facedown

What is it they believe in? Nothing? What kind of symbol would befit that? A blank piece of paper?


17 posted on 03/08/2014 9:47:24 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: duckman
These people need a country of their own.

They're trying to shape that right here, right now. What are you going to do about it?

18 posted on 03/08/2014 9:47:28 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: facedown

Well they do have a country of their own, in the biblical sense. We call it hell.


19 posted on 03/08/2014 9:48:08 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

Well, God might be waiting for us to make good on our beliefs about Him.

You know, ask Him for all manner of great things? To honor His name?


20 posted on 03/08/2014 9:48:58 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Notary Sojac; albionin

This is just one reason why atheists are not compatible with conservative ideals.
Conservative ideals: The lady would be allowed to keep her cross.
Oh yeah, Not Soj and Albionin are gone.
Oopsies.
/ sarc


21 posted on 03/08/2014 9:50:02 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

One notes that they didn’t have the guts to take
it down on their own, they have to compell someone
else to assume responsibility.


22 posted on 03/08/2014 9:50:23 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Jacob Kell

Here in Texas, the highway folks tend to go out of their way to preserve roadside memorials.


23 posted on 03/08/2014 9:51:48 AM PST by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Jacob Kell

Absolutely 1000% spot on. And it’s the #1 reason why Obama gets away with the crap he does. Nobody does anything about it. I mean how crazy is this: A sitting US President freely admits he is going to do whatever he wants and bypass Congress - in essence act like a dictator. And how do Republicans react to this? *crickets* *crickets*


24 posted on 03/08/2014 9:52:33 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Jacob Kell

Crosses on the right of ways of roadways, homes, hospitals near where loved ones died, are not only part of the Christian American culture, but a right under the First Amendment.

The atheists have gone way too far and we as Christians have the right to place crosses on public near the places family members die.


25 posted on 03/08/2014 9:52:34 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Jacob Kell

A complaint prompted the American Humanist Association in Washington, D.C., to intervene, contending the placement of the symbol in the city right-of-way violated the separation of church and state.

There is NO SEPARATION OF CHURCH and STATE.
That was an interpretation by a modern day judge. He was wrong. He widen the Constitution. The Constitution prohibits the Government from establishing a State religion. PERIOD. I would not remove the cross. Screw these haters......


26 posted on 03/08/2014 9:52:45 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: duckman
per the article:

Devaney's removal of her cross did not go unnoticed, however. As Fox News reports, when Devaney took down her cross, more appeared. grieving California mom who, under pressure from an atheist group, went to the site where her son was killed to remove a memorial cross was met at the scene by a throng of supporters who planted crosses of their own. "They said they have to take that one down,"

Doug Johnson, a Riverside resident who traveled to the site with his daughter and six home-made crosses, told The Riverside Press-Enterprise. "But they didn't say anything about putting another one up."

27 posted on 03/08/2014 9:53:18 AM PST by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
That’s a depiction of what? I don’t get the clue.

Dark Winged dragon...No trademark issues


28 posted on 03/08/2014 9:53:34 AM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: AppyPappy

Very good observation. Atheists can make a very religion like and aggressive doctrine. Another indication that we are “hard wired” for religion.


29 posted on 03/08/2014 9:54:27 AM PST by JimSEA
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To: Jacob Kell

These memorials ar all over the public roads around here. They are taken down after a while by the hwy department because they are eyesores and I personally find them in disgustingly poor taste. Cross/star of David / whatever. I find them in questionable taste as I do the etched glass or decal memorials on the rear windows of cars.

Memorials should be in your heart, not the mean streets nor the back windows of cars that will rust and be crushed

If the memorial was on their property I wish them well. If it was just on the side of a public road, I say no.


30 posted on 03/08/2014 9:55:10 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“What is it they believe in? Nothing? What kind of symbol would befit that? A blank piece of paper?”

On their death bed...Do they pray to Darwin?


31 posted on 03/08/2014 9:55:52 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Jacob Kell

http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/lake-elsinore/lake-elsinore-headlines-index/20140306-lake-elsinore-controversial-roadside-cross-removed-but-more-appear.ece


32 posted on 03/08/2014 9:59:19 AM PST by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: Jacob Kell

Near my home is a Highway Memorial to FIVE teens who were killed in a tragic accident many years ago. Four of the Teens were Christian and One Jewish. The Four Crosses and One Star of David have stood unmolested on that site for over 15 YEARS.

Across the street is the Kabbalah Center, and as far as I know, there have never been any complaints about this memorial just a few feet from their front door.

A true “atheist” would not care if other people displayed their faith.

It is the Anti-Theist that makes a fuss.


33 posted on 03/08/2014 9:59:51 AM PST by left that other site
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To: Jacob Kell

A mile or so down the street a family has built a shrine at an intersection where their 19 year old son was killed by a drunk driver. I feel for them but there comes a time when you have to let go and move on.

I know a family back in the 80s whose 12 year old daughter was killed when her bicycle was hit by a car. They kept the mangled bike in her room along with framed pictures of their dead child hanging on the walls.

With that said, if the cross in on her property she should be allowed to do as she pleases.


34 posted on 03/08/2014 10:00:54 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: AppyPappy; little jeremiah; wagglebee; metmom; wintertime; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; ..

Atheists are the most self-righteous and intolerant people out there.


35 posted on 03/08/2014 10:02:05 AM PST by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: tet68

Perceptive.

Leftist always depend on “others” to do the work. Eventually, those who actually do the work quit following the direction of their Ivory-Tower bosses and impose their own will. That’s why a leftist society always ends in cruel dictatorship.


36 posted on 03/08/2014 10:04:18 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Jacob Kell

“Why doesn’t she sue back? “

Because she’ll be spending her money, but usually the other side is spending taxpayer money. It costs $5,000 cash, down and $500/hour to operate the “justice” system.

The chance of winning the right to put the cross up is 50/50, but the fight may cost her everything she owns.


37 posted on 03/08/2014 10:04:23 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I am sure they could adopt some symbolic, perhaps something like a blank circle. Atheists don’t appear very creative except for reasons to stop other people from expressing, perhaps even having, views/beliefs that prick their void of conscience.


38 posted on 03/08/2014 10:04:59 AM PST by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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To: Jacob Kell

Atheists are becoming as obnoxious as the Gaystapo.


39 posted on 03/08/2014 10:08:05 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: Aria

Do not overlook the FACT that Communist Party - USA (CP-USA) openly endorsed the election of Barak Hussein Obama in 2008 and 2012.

This is a FACT.


40 posted on 03/08/2014 10:08:12 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Vaquero

Sorry, but the First Amendment trumps what you believe to be in “disgustingly poor taste.”

These memorials are not on private property against the will of the land owner, but are on public land.

Sometimes they may be at the corner of an intersection or on the side or the road or just off the sidewalk near a home or hospital where someone died or even sometimes near an abortion mill where thousands have been murdered.

Again, it is a First Amendment Right.


41 posted on 03/08/2014 10:09:02 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: KC_Lion

The don’t “forget” that part. The choose to IGNORE it.

And we allow that.

Time for some very serious push-back on these cretins.


42 posted on 03/08/2014 10:09:42 AM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“I feel for them but there comes a time when you have to let go and move on.”

Several miles from my house, on the main road into town, there’s a 10’x10’ shrine to a dead boy. The family maintains it and adds and subtracts toys, flags, etc. It is unattractive and on public property. But it’s been there at least 10 years. I think the prevailing attitude is “fine.” Nobody, apparently, has complained. The road maintenance guys have to go around it, but that’s the extent of impact as far as public cost.

I feel for the people who really should let this tragedy go and move on.


43 posted on 03/08/2014 10:10:49 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Jacob Kell

I’ll believe these people when they complain about the screaming bearded savages who are getting special privileges from our current administration.


44 posted on 03/08/2014 10:11:11 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: duckman

They are in the process.


45 posted on 03/08/2014 10:12:32 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: left that other site

Yes — most people of non-Christian faiths will still respect the symbol of the cross used by Christians. Like your Jewish friends who put up a Star of David. They assert what they believe to be a positive thing.

Militant atheists, and self-hating weak or nominal Christians, will attack the cross. I’ve seen too disgustingly many weak Christians, who think it a great offense to get “too religious.” They’ll even display the Christian fish but quail at the cross. But the cross is where the power is. It’s what Jesus did to take our sins away and open the door to giving us new strength.


46 posted on 03/08/2014 10:14:25 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Jacob Kell

I’ve seen these things all over. They are memorials erected where someone died from a traffic accident, or something like that. They’re usually on public property, which is likely why she’s being asked to remove it. I suspect it has nothing to do with it being a cross, though most of the memorials are crosses, simply because the majority of folks in this country are nominally Christian.


47 posted on 03/08/2014 10:16:03 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Gen.Blather

Such a shrine, if it was made necessary by careless driving or drunk driving, can be useful to get people to think. Watch what you do with that car or truck, because you might extinguish a little life.


48 posted on 03/08/2014 10:16:20 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Not atheists. Anti-theists. I was an atheist and I never cared about crosses. These whiners are a bunch of Drama Queens and Haters.


49 posted on 03/08/2014 10:16:53 AM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Gay State Conservative
If I was her I'd just keep replacing it every time it was removed.

Each one larger than the last one. Anchored with concrete.

50 posted on 03/08/2014 10:18:08 AM PST by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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