Skip to comments.Supreme Court to Consider Whether War Memorial ‘Endorses Religion’
Posted on 11/06/2018 5:58:03 PM PST by marshmallow
An atheist group claims the Maryland 'Peace Cross' is unconstitutional
The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear oral arguments this term to consider if a 40-foot cross in Maryland endorses religion or is simply a secular memorial.
The cross in question sits at a busy intersection in the Washington suburb of Bladensburg, Maryland, and memorializes soldiers who died in World War I.
Last year, the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals based in Richmond, Virginia, ruled 2-1 that the 93-year-old monument is unconstitutional and must be removed or destroyed. (It) has the primary effect of endorsing religion and excessively entangles the government in religion.
Known as the Bladensburg Cross or the Peace Cross, the cement and marble memorial was erected by the Snyder-Farmer Post of the American Legion of Hyattsville, Maryland, to recall the 49 men of Prince Georges County who died in World War I. The cross, whose construction was funded by local families, was dedicated July 13, 1925.
The American Humanist Association, a Washington-based group that represents atheists and others, filed suit against the memorial because it is in the shape of a cross. It argued that having a religious symbol on government property violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment.
The group said the cross discriminates against patriotic soldiers who are not Christian, sending a callous message to non-Christians that Christians are worthy of veneration while they may as well be forgotten.
(Excerpt) Read more at catholicherald.co.uk ...
It’s Freedom *Of* Religion...not Freedom *From* Religion!
How many of the 49 Maryland veterans killed in World War I were atheists or non-Christians?
Be a lot of surprised and chagrined people at the Final Judgement I think.
How much longer until we see crossroads being outlawed because they are “religious”?
are there any satanic memorials or wiccan ones etc at any military cemetery? If so, the Christians should file lawsuits stating sep church and state- the left will howl like demons then
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